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A brilliant past. An even more promising future.

The University of Rochester Institute for the Family is poised to make the Rochester Model a new standard of care worldwide. Lyman and Adele Wynne’s generous gift provided a solid foundation to ensure the continuation of Dr. Wynne’s life work. Now, with the explosive growth of interest in the biopsychosocial model, the Institute for the Family has the opportunity to build on its successes, making an impact on families right here in Rochester, and around the world.

Your gift is gratefully appreciated and will be used to further the Institute for the Family’s groundbreaking work. Our priorities include:

  • Providing scholarships for training the next generation of therapists, especially for those working with the underserved
  • Ensuring the future of the Institute by endowing named professorships and bringing the best and brightest clinicians to join our talented faculty
  • Creating an innovative Ph.D. program in family therapy and fellowships in family research

The passing of Dr. Susan H. Horwitz, faculty of the Institute for the Family and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, shocked and saddened the University of Rochester community. Since her death, former students and patients, community leaders, friends and family have honored her memory and her vision. The McGowan Foundation, inspired by Dr. Horwitz’ vision for stronger families, has established a challenge grant that will match $100,000 in gifts to the Horwitz Scholarship Fund. Learn more about Dr. Horwitz and this opportunity to remember her work through an endowed scholarship fund.

Daniel E. Gill, devoted family man and the former Chairman and CEO of Bausch and Lomb, died at the age of 81 on October 27, 2017.  Dan is credited with transforming B&L from a $250 million ophthalmic company to nearly $2 billion internationally recognized leader in the field of health care and optics. The family requests that donations be given to the UR’s Institute for the Family (IFF), in recognition of the training provided by IFF for physicians and staff that results in a compassionate experience for patients at the end of life and their families.