The Institute has been fortunate to receive gifts from many generous foundations, employee groups, small businesses and corporations. The support of the private sector has been instrumental in allowing us to implement new programs and develop research projects.

As a donor, you can direct your financial support to the Institute as a whole or to a particular program or research area. In all cases, your investment will help to strengthen families and promote healthy child development.

We would be happy to discuss with you the opportunities associated with becoming a donor. Please contact Valerie DeSantis for questions:

Valerie DeSantis, Assistant Dean for Development
TCU College of Science & Engineering
TCU Box 297044
Fort Worth, TX 76129

P: 817.257.7020


Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express accepted




The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is deeply grateful for the generous gifts it has received over the years from foundations, organizations, and individuals who believe in the importance of improving the lives of vulnerable children and their families.

We greatly appreciate their commitment and support for research, training and outreach initiatives that are making a profound difference in the lives of at-risk children in Texas and around the world. Because of these generous gifts, we are able to continue our important work in improving outcomes for children and empowering parents and professionals with a strong message of hope and healing.