When you support the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, you help pave the way for the practitioners of tomorrow, who will go on to change the lives of the people in need of psychological support.

You’ll join a group of donors who are shaping the lives of our alumni, students, faculty and staff. You’ll continue the legacy of Gordon F. Derner, who created the nation’s first university-based professional school of psychology.

Your donation goes to:

  • Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
  • Derner Memorial Fund
  • Patrick Ross Endowment Fund
  • George Stricker Endowment Fund
  • Derner Postgraduate Programs Scholarship Fund

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology Funds

We invite you to join fellow Derner alumni and friends in supporting the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi.

Why do I give? I can’t quantify how many lives are being saved because our people are out in the hospitals and clinics and working with troubled people. Our students work, sweat, struggle and they save people. I love the teaching. I love the sense of community. I love the place. I came here, my whole life is different. Everything changed. The people you meet, the experience and the training—you don’t get training like this anywhere else. It’s Gordon’s legacy. 

Robert (Bob) Mendelson, PhD, Post-Doc. Cert. ’83 longtime Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology professor and former dean—and loyal donor
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