ABCT has always received support and encouragement from its extraordinary friends, a diverse group that includes members of the Association, relatives and friends of our members, and individuals who have benefited from cognitive-behaviorally oriented treatments. The benefits to ABCT are many and are as diverse as this group of supporters. But what benefits does a friend derive from the transaction?

An association with stability and quality
Since its inception in 1966, ABCT has functioned as a professional, multidisciplinary organization that fosters the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understanding human behavior, developing interventions to enhance the human condition, and promoting the appropriate utilization of these interventions. Today, donors know that an affiliation with ABCT puts them in touch with an established organization that is synonymous with quality, leadership, and learning. ABCT's reputation is global and its future unlimited.

What you can do
As one of, if not the leading organization supporting clinical science and evidence based treatment, we believe it is important to maintain this tradition and carry our important work forward. In order to do so, your help is essential. Donors have a flexible array of options wherein they can support one or more areas of theoretical, scientific, and/or practical application. For example, consider:

  • Providing support for student attendance at a convention educational activity;
  • Underwriting an honorarium for a featured speaker at the convention or for someone who has demonstrated excellence in service provision to specific populations (e.g., services to children, elderly, or disabled);
  • Making a donation in honor of a protégé's or colleague's success (for example, receiving their first grant award, their promotion, or their starting a practice) or in memory of an esteemed mentor, colleague, or friend; or
  • Contributing to our existing named awards or working with ABCT to develop another named award.

ABCT will proudly acknowledge your donation in the convention program, our member newsletter, and/or on the ABCT website.

We invite you to make a single contribution or a multi-year pledge to the endowment development campaign. Below are several options for your consideration. Naming opportunities are available for donations or pledges of $5,000 or more. We gladly accept MasterCard and Visa.

Remember ABCT in your estate planning
An important and overlooked means of ensuring that our work continues is by making a bequest to ABCT in your will. The Federal Government encourages such gifts by allowing an unlimited estate tax deduction. Oftentimes these funds are designated for the Fund for the Future, which insures the functioning of ABCT in perpetuity.

Financial advantages for the donor
Through planned giving, donor friends can make a lasting contribution that both benefits them and at the same time supports a great organization.

To learn more about how we can assist you in tailoring a contribution to meet your vision for the future and to support ABCT, please contact Mary Jane Eimer, CAE, ABCT's Executive Director, at 212-647-1890,, or by writing to Executive Director, ABCT, 305 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001.


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