This article appeared in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of the Erikson on Children newsletter, under the headline “Thank you to our donors.” More from this issue

Erikson could not have the impact it does on early childhood policy and practice without the support of the Institute’s generous donors.

During the 2010 fiscal year, the individuals, families, foundations, and corporations listed in the following honor roll gave $8.7 million to the Institute. Your gifts enable Erikson to engage in the most important work—providing young children with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Children at play

Photo by Kathy Richland

You support Erikson students, faculty, and researchers as they generate knowledge and learn how to provide the best education and care for young children.

Your gifts help sustain vital programs in underresourced and underserved communities. Erikson’s outreach ranges from working with teachers and administrators to improve pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade instruction and curriculum to directly serving young children and families through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

Your gifts also help Erikson develop close partnerships with schools and a wide variety of programs and agencies that serve children and families in Chicago, its suburbs, and beyond.

On behalf of the board of trustees and the many children and families served by Erikson, thank you for your support. I truly believe that there is no better investment you can make than in our children and in Erikson.

Richard P. Kiphart
Chair (2006–10), Erikson Institute Board of Trustees