2012-2013 Activity Highlights



The ABPP Foundation was formally recognized in 2010 by the IRS as a charitable 501c3 organization established to provide support for ABPP.  Its major purpose is to provide the opportunity to donate in support of continuing professional education and advocacy for Board-Certified specialty practice in psychology, with the ultimate intent of improving the health and well being of the general public.


In July 2012, following recommendations from the ABPP Board of Trustees, an ABPP Foundation Board that was separate from the administrative leadership of ABPP was established.  The following mission statement was established:


The mission of the ABBP Foundation is the promotion of competent specialty practice and specialty board certification, the protection of the public through providing educational opportunities in the form of scholarships and assistance to training programs, and provision of continuing professional development. The Foundation supports educational programs to promote the importance of psychology board certification to the general public and related professions.  To achieve this goal, the mission of the Foundation includes raising funds. No earmarked funds can be used for any purposes other than those by which they have been designated.


Foundation Activities: 2012-2013


The Board of Directors, consisting of 8 ABPP psychologists, was formed

A group of “ambassadors” was identified to assist in fundraising, outreach, and development

By-laws were developed

Policies regarding funding administration, management, and disbursement were developed

A conflict of interest policy for foundation directors was developed

Options for giving were expanded through the website

Plans for managing funds from ABPP specialty areas (Group, School, and Police and Pubic Safety) were developed in conjunction with these areas

Interviews with 2013 donors shaped future initiatives

A part-time administrative assistant was recruited


Foundation Fundraising to Date

  • A founding donors campaign was implemented and resulted in raising $20,000 from 88 individuals

  • A Fundraising event was help at the APA Convention in Hawaii in which a donor provided a $400 donation for an elegant dinner that was awarded to a randomly-drawn donor. The $400 dinner certificate was awarded to Dr. Lynn Schaefer

  • A “Wall of Recognition” was developed and uploaded to the website that listed the 2013 donors to date under the relevant donor categories.





Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, Chair

Florence Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Ralph E. (Ted) Packard, PhD, ABPP, Secretary

Charme S. Davidson, PhD, ABPP, Treasurer

G. Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP, Board Member

Thomas J. Boll, PhD, ABPP, Board Member

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, ABPP, Board Member

Norma P. Simon, EdD, ABPP, Board Member


Ex Officio Members


David R. Cox, PhD, ABPP, Executive Officer, ABPP

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Representative, ABPP Executive Committee, BOT