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The Child Study Center is fortunate to have many alumni, donors, and friends who have made important financial contributions to the Child Study Center. This support assists us in our goal of creating an exceptional research and training center whose focus is to gain knowledge about children's typical and atypical development as it relates to our major research initiatives.

Our donors include:

The Linda Brodsky Strumpf Liberal Arts Centennial Graduate Endowment in the College of the Liberal Arts

The Linda Brodsky Strumpf Liberal Arts Centennial Graduate Endowment provides funds to support graduate students in the Department of Psychology's Child Study Center. Linda Brodsky Strumpf and Jonathan A. Strumpf created this fund in 2009. Both are 1969 Penn State graduates. Click here for information on the Strumpf Award and our Strumpf Scholars.

The Robert and Ruth Faris Child Psychology Fund in the College of the Liberal Arts

The Robert and Ruth Faris Child Psychology Fund in the College of the Liberal Arts is an endowment to enrich the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State by providing funds for the support of activities related to the study of child psychology, including undergraduate internships, graduate research assistants, travel to conferences or research sites, and course development.

The LIPPIN Family Fund to Promote Moral Development and Ethical Behavior in Young Children in the College of the Liberal Arts

The LIPPIN Family Fund in the College of the Liberal Arts is a gift to assist in the development of technology-based resources to promote social-emotional competencies, moral development and ethical behavior during early childhood; and to promote scientific advancement in the understanding of early moral development and learning. Click here to read more about The LIPPIN Family Fund.

The Tracy and Ted McCourtney Child Studies Professorship

The Tracy and Ted McCourtney Child Studies Professorship is one of two professorships created in the College of the Liberal Arts and made possible by the generosity of Tracy and Ted McCourtney. The purpose of the professorship is to help provide exceptional Liberal Arts faculty with the resources necessary to continue innovative teaching, research and public service. Tracy is a 1965 graduate of Penn State (English). Click here to read more about the professorship.

The Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Child Study Center Director Endowment

The Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Child Study Center Director Endowment is a commitment from Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman to endow the directorship of the Department of Psychology’s Child Study Center in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts.  Arnold is a 1957 Penn State graduate from the College of the Liberal Arts (journalism).  Bette is a 1958 Penn State graduate from the College of Health and Human Development (home economics).  Click here to read more about this endowment.

The Child Study Center's Lois Bloom Lecture

The Child Study Center's annual Lois Bloom Lecture is made possible by a gift from Dr. Lois Masket Bloom, '56 Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Alumna of Penn State, and Edward Lee Thorndike Professor Emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University. This lectureship fund supports lectures by outstanding experts in the field of child studies with a special emphasis on early child development. View the complete listing of the lectures.

The Richard and Susan Sokolov Family Fund in the Child Study Center in the College of the Liberal Arts

The Richard and Susan Sokolov Family Fund in the Child Study Center in the College of the Liberal Arts is an endowment to enrich the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State by providing funds for program support in the Child Study Center. Rick is a 1971 Penn State graduate from the College of the Liberal Arts (Psychology) and Susan Saltzman Sokolov is a 1971 Penn State graduate from the College of Education. This includes support for students and faculty engaging in work with children and families, and to bring scholars to lecture at Penn State. Click here to read more about the Sokolov endowment.

The Dick Hayes Gift Fund

The Dick Hayes gift fund in the Child Study Center is made possible to provide support for a community outreach program at the CSC that provides services to at-risk children who struggle in areas of basic friendship skills. In addition to providing an important community service for children and their families, the Friendship Group program also provides an important training ground for graduate and undergraduate students interested in future work with at-risk children and families. http://csc.psych.psu.edu/connections/friendship-group-at-penn-state

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