Thank you for sharing our vision to reduce emotional suffering, enhance wellbeing of individuals, and institute harmony in human interactions.

Contributions to the Foundation help advance IFS-oriented research, support professional training in IFS in marginalized communities, expand the applications of the model, and support the infrastructure for research.

2019 Annual Report

We asked you to help fund the mission of the Foundation. You responded generously. Thank you. We requested special support for a new two-year research RCT study on PTSD, the scope of which will build and examine significant empirical evidence for IFS. You responded. Thank you. You participated in our fundraising events. You gave what you could, generously and enthusiastically. We thank you most sincerely.

2019 Giving

The Foundation received $322,495.86 USD in 2019 contributions. $213,496 was designated to fund an independent research study (including a $70,000 pledge). For the breakdown of contributions, see the 2019 Development Report.

Charitable support in 2019 facilitated numerous, significant outcomes:

1. Teachers, staff and principals at three schools in Connecticut, USA, introduced to IFS principles and discovering Self leadership so that they be empowered through self-development to help facilitate their own students’ emotional growth (this is our second pilot program supported with an eye to scalability and sustainability)

2. An ongoing extensive research study in place to examine the effects of such experiences on the overall school climate, conducted by a team at Columbia University’s Teachers College

3. Support and resources provided to two existing clinical studies sponsored by the Foundation

4. A new independent Phase II RCT study on complex PTSD at a highly prestigious medical school reviewed by an independent council with the intent to sponsor its launch in Q3 of 2020 (to be announced in Q2 of 2020)

5. Continuing conversations held to support the dissemination of IFS as a PTSD treatment to military veterans and as an approach for facilitating emotional development and resilience among school students

6. A more active communications program and stronger community connections

7. Greater operational capacity for the Foundation, helping to position it well on its path of growth and long-term viability.

For an accounting of 2019 expenses, please review the 2019 Financial Statements & Expense Distribution.

2019 Donors



Anonymous Funder I
Anonymous Funder II
IFS Institute
Joy Shivas



Andy and Steffanie Smith Fund
Betty A and D Walter Cohen
Foundation (Joanne Cohen-Katz,
PhD., Trustee)
Evolve Foundation (Bo Shao
and Oleg Gorelik, Co-Founders)



Michelle Glass
David and Patricia Medeiros
New England Foundation
for the Arts*



Fagen Family Fund
Foundation for Active Compassion
Harley and Miriam Goldberg
Vicki J. McCoy
Shepard Family Foundation



Group i&i Consultancy LLC
Kim DaHarb
John Dennison
Dana Gillispie
Melissa and Mark Gorman
Toufic Hakim and Robyn Rajs
Cathleen Joyce
Pamela Krause
Melani McKamey
Jim Mulroy
Lena Plamondon
Glenn Reinl
Marcee Sherrill
Elissa Stein


Tanis Allen
Frank Anderson
Karen Berman
Wende C. Birtch
Fran Booth
Nancy Bravman
Greg Collins
Randi Cutler
Ann Drouilhet
RueAnn Glass
Cathie Gum
Gail Hardenbergh
Dolph Hatfield
Suzanna Hillegass
Brenda Hollingsworth
Marilyn and Jeff Hunt
Donna and Saul Kerpelman
Molly LaCroix
Barbara Landau
Laura Leslie
Marta Lettofsky
Margaret Lundquist
Kirsten Lundeberg
Carl and Karin Marcus
Kenneth McNeill
Mark Milton
Stephanie Mitchell
Joan Murphy
Ted Riskin
Lawrence Rosenberg
Jonathan Rubenstein
Guthrie Sayen
Lisa Spiegel
Mary Steege
Cece Sykes
James Underberg
Janet Weathers and
Ronald Cobb Family Fund
Megan Wuest
Cumulative donations
through the community via
Amazon Smile Foundation


Rachelle Alkemade
Mona Barbera
Nancy Berkowitz
Sabine Boots
Jacalyn Brecher
Elizabeth E. Brenner
Sunni Brown
Dorie Cameron and Rick Felty
Paul Cooperstein
Kathy Cox
Lia DeLand
Irina Diyankova
Wanda Dufrene
Audrey Fernandez-Fraser
Kira L. Freed
Randa Gahin
Bette Galen
Kelly Gaule
Susan Gilbert Zencka
Paul Ginter
Carol Graybeal
Melissa Greenwell
Shelley Hartz
Phillip Guastella
Mark Hurwich
Kathleen Johnson
Rachael Kalan
Molly Kellogg
Barbara Levine
Kenneth Mackie
Becky McKenna
Matthew Meyers
Karyn Moehring
Arthur Mones
Eileen O’Hare
Teresa Ortiz
Ilpa Patel
Richard Podlesnik
Michele Quesenberry
Jessica Reed
Sue Relihan
Patricia Rich
Pia Rockhold
Dana Rosenstein
Deborah Ross
Lisa Saile
Carol Schira
Sarah Stewart
Roxanne Strauss
Marilyn Unger-Riepe
Douglas Wessel
Kathy Wiener
Carol Wolf
Edward Yeats
Kate Zera Kray
Sherry Zitter



Oracle Corporation
Bank of America



Susan Aeschbach
Paolo Baldesi
Simon Beck
Arlene Brennan
Dawn Briskey
Kathleen Brown McNally
Michele Bruce
Cheryl Congrove
Caitlin Cotter
Linda Culpepper
Donna Dallal-Ferne
Emma Donovan
David Eckel
eClinical Works
Stan Einhorn
Sandy Ellis
Daniel Fermin
Megan Fisher
Roselyne Hazard
Miss Hunter
Monika Jamrozek-Burra
Wendy Justus
Dawn Kendall
Jennifer Knell
Amber Leckie
Karen Locke
Michael Mauldin
Mary Mitrovich
Network For Good
Nicole Oberdas
Hiroyasu Otake
Leslie Helen Petruk
Lily Revere
Michi Rose
Michelle Salois
Richard F. Santopietro
Sylvia Schyberg
Regina Segura-Khagram
Sanaa Sharnoubi
Molly Staley
Angie Star
Jessica Studer
Gary Whited
Marcie Wood
Yvette Yeager
Lukas Zillmer
Additional anonymous donors
at the Annual Conference



*At the Annual IFS Conference, we received a few donations without names. Should you be one of them and wish to be acknowledged, please contact us at


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