Ways to Give

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The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University relies heavily on external support to further treatment advances for patients suffering with anxiety and related disorders. Our appreciation reaches far and wide to those who join our mission in enhancing the quality of life for patients, family and friends of those whose lives cannot reach their full potential because of severe anxiety, depression or related emotional disorders without clinical intervention. We recognize the impact of these economic hard times, yet we continue to offer sliding scale fees to those patients presenting with diagnoses we treat. These diagnoses include: panic disorder, social phobia , specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and eating disorders. Your support plays a crucial role in our efforts to treat all patients regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Please join our team with your contribution today.

In addition, groundbreaking research into the nature and treatment of anxiety and related disorders has occurred in recent decades. For example, research at CARD has heavily influenced the classification of anxiety disorders in various versions of DSM and Dr. Barlow was on the DSM-IV Task Force. Currently a number of faculty are advising on the DSM-V process to be published in 2013.

New and effective treatments for panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder have been developed at CARD. Current research projects include: Classification of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, D-cycloserine Enhancement of Exposure in Social Phobia, One Third Exposure: D-cycloserine Enhancement and Genetic Modulators in Panic Disorder, Treatment for Bulimina Nervosa: Dysregulated Subtype, An RCT of Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, A One-Week Summer Treatment Program for Children with Separation Anxiety Disorder, and An FMRI Investigation of the Neural Pathways Behind Emotional Acceptance.

Your contribution to our research efforts would be invaluable in supporting such goals as: creative new ideas by our young clinical scientists that require seed money; stipend support for young clinical scientists just beginning their careers; travel support for students, trainees, and faculty to attend meeting and the clinics and labs of other leading investigators.

Please Donate now!

How Does Your Contribution Help?

Currently, we have a number of programs that would benefit greatly from your gift. These include:

  • Free anxiety screening
  • Treasure Box rewards for our children and adolescents who meet treatment goals
  • Therapeutic materials for our patients to enhance their treatment programs
  • Free diagnostic assessments for underrepresented populations
  • Sliding scale treatment fees for the full range of anxiety disorders and related disorders such as depression
  • Intensive (one week or less) programs for those who live outside of the greater Boston area and cannot travel for weekly sessions or those who need immediate and urgent relief from their suffering

Personal Donation

Your donation will help our Center continue to enhance the lives of children and adults with anxiety disorders.  Your support is greatly appreciated as we work diligently to advance the field of anxiety disorders treatment, thereby changing the lives of those afflicted.  Our sincere thanks!

Online Donations

Please use this link to online donation form in making your contribution.

Donations by Mail

If you would prefer to donate by mail, please send your check made payable to “Center for Anxiety at BU” to:

Bonnie Brown, RN
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Boston University
648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA  02215

Donations via Phone

We would be happy to assist you with a donation by phone, if you prefer.  Please contact Bonnie Brown, RN, Nurse Administrator, at 617-353-9610.

Tribute Donations

A meaningful way to express sympathy, honor a special event, occasion, or person who has made a difference in your life can be done via a tribute donation.  Your gift, in their honor, will bring benefit to the lives of those we serve.

Your donation will be acknowledged by receipt of an appreciation card sent to your designated recipient with a personal message from you.

Gifts of Honor

A meaningful manner in which to honor a special people in your life can be done by making a donation the name of that individual.  Perhaps there is someone celebrating a special birthday or event in their lives but who seems to have all they need.  Recognition of that individual by helping others made by done via a donation to the Center for Anxiety.

Memorial Gifts

Honoring someone who has made a difference in the lives of others by designating a memorial gift serves as a way of continuing their good will in the names of helping others.  You can achieve this directive by acknowledging this individual with your gift to the Center for Anxiety at BU.

For more information about placing a memorial gift, please contact Bonnie Brown, RN, Nurse Administrator, at 617-353-9610 or via e-mail at bonnieb@bu.edu.

Corporate Support

Corporations are often directly affected by employees experiencing anxiety disorders.  By donating to our Center, your corporation will be acknowledged for caring about the lives of those they employ by supporting the research we continue to develop in an effort to make the lives of others more successful.  A corporate goal can be achieved via various methods, such as sponsoring an event.  Create a fundraiser in which your company can attach its brand to and join our team.  In so doing, your company demonstrates their philanthropic commitment to enhancing the lives of those with anxiety and related disorders.  There is also the option of workplace giving.  Encourage your employees to join the team with a corporate match program – the company matches the contributions of its employees.  A true team spirit!   

Tangible Donations

Your tax-deductible contributions are accepted with heartfelt appreciation as they allow us to designate the area of greatest need.  However, we do accept tangible donations such as a product or service as your way of displaying your support of our Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Bonnie Brown, Nurse Administrator, at (617) 353-9610 or via e-mail at bonnieb@bu.edu for additional information.  There is no donation too small!

Media Opportunities

The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders is most appreciative of the outstanding media opportunities who have reached out to us for our expertise in this area.  They have partnered with us in an effort to better educate the public as to the need for evidence based treatment options for children, adolescents and adults with anxiety and related disorders.  We welcome media inquiries that share our goal.  Please contact Bonnie Brown, RN, Nurse Administrator, at (617) 353-9610 for further information.