Fielding Graduate University receives a generous commitment from The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation and launches a fundraising campaign for the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Endowment. 

Dianne Kipnes, Ph.D., 1998 School of Psychology alumna and convocation speaker for Fielding’s summer 2016 graduation ceremony, and her spouse, Mr. Irving Kipnes, have pledged $1,000,000 to establish the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Endowment. 

Previously, Dr. Kipnes shared that she believed that libraries are essential to human development and academic learning. She added: “The education of Fielding students is of particular importance because of the influence graduates will have on both individuals and groups. It is, therefore, essential that our Library has current research and written material whether in print, periodicals, or digital collections. We aspire to build the best Library that we can. I hope you will join me in making this happen.”

The Endowment will support the Library’s operational needs, prioritizing digital collections, additional volumes on psychodynamic psychotherapy, and alumni access to the Library collections. 

Thanks to the previous generous gift of $1,000,000 in 2018 from the Kipnes Foundation, the Library is named the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library in perpetuity. “Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library is the heart of research and scholarship for our students, faculty members, and alumni,” said Fielding President Katrina S. Rogers, Ph.D. “A strong library speaks to our seriousness in advancing the many disciplines of the social sciences, especially clinical psychology, founded on our humanistic worldview.”

Board Chair Karen S. Bogart, Ph.D., added: “This gift is an excellent example of how alumni express their commitment to the success of our students. I am pleased to share that several Trustees have contributed in response to Dr. Kipnes’s call to support our Library while the Endowment grows.”

To support the Library’s immediate operating expenses, Dr. Kipnes pledged an additional gift. When you give to the Library today, Dr. Kipnes will match your donation 1:1 and up to $250,000. Let us secure the Library’s success for the generations of Fielding students and alumni together!

To make your donation online or find out about alternative ways to give, please use this form. When you donate $250 or more, you can sponsor a book in the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library collection and honor someone special in your life. 

Please make your gift today. 

To learn more about Fielding Graduate University’s library service please visit the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library.

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