Your support is vital to our mission.

Your Support Inspires Social Interest In Action

The Adler Graduate School is a 501(c)3 which prepares mental health professionals and leaders in helping people change their lives. We work within the dynamic communities of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, our country, and the world by addressing a wide range of needs related to the mental health and well-being of individuals, couples, families, and organizations.

Supporting Excellence

The excellence of our students has been a great asset to the community. We hear from individuals and communities far and wide how much our alums impact the communities in which they live. Yet, the truth is, attending college is getting increasingly challenging and our future students need your help. With simple donations from our alumni, community partners, and friends, we can make a difference for the next generation of aspiring mental health professionals.

Founders Spirit Fund

The Founders Spirit Fund at Adler Graduate School is a tribute to the visionary founders who, in 1967, built the institution on the pillars of Adlerian psychology and social change. This fund not only symbolizes their lasting impact on counseling in Minnesota and beyond, but also champions the next wave of mental health professionals who reflect the Adlerian tenets of empathy, equality, and community. Actively supporting faculty growth, scholarships, and community outreach programs, the fund ensures Adler Graduate School’s stability, longevity, and continued relevance and service in the field and to the communities our graduates serve, ensuring the legacy of the founders thrives for years to come.

Social Interest in Action Fund

In a world constantly reshaped by cultural and societal shifts, the fund emphasizes innovative Adlerian-inspired solutions to address contemporary challenges. Supporting programming and community engagement projects that not only respond to the emerging cultural and societal shifts but also empower mental health professionals to adapt and thrive in this dynamic landscape. With AGS’s advanced online programs, we extend training to therapists who serve rural and remote areas, profoundly impacting these communities. By endorsing such forward-thinking projects, we prepare quality mental health professionals to serve all types of communities, anywhere, ensuring communities adapt, flourish, and prosper.

I.D.E.A. Diversity Scholarship Fund

The I.D.E.A. Diversity Scholarship Fund at Adler Graduate School underscores our dedication to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Aimed at aiding individuals from marginalized groups achieve their professional goals, it enriches learning while simultaneously enhancing diversity in mental health fields. Along with financial support, this fund champions those with firsthand experiences of marginalization, by supporting dedicated mentorship and fostering a community committed to societal justice. As we support these changemakers, we pave the way for a world anchored in understanding, empathy, and social justice.

Capital Improvement/Building Fund

The Capital Improvement/Building Fund supports ongoing capital improvements to Adler Graduate School’s physical facility and technology, and contributes to accelerating retiring the mortgage to our Minnetonka campus.

Ev Haas Scholarship Fund

Ev is retiring this spring. She has touched countless lives and Adler Graduate School is excited to announce a newly created scholarship fund in honor of Ev’s 30-plus years of service. Learn more here.

How Can I Give?

Annual Giving: Submit online through our secure online giving form, mail an AGS Pledge Form; Recommend a Gift through a Donor Advised Fund; Select Adler Graduate School as a beneficiary of your shopping at Amazon Smile.


Please mail or email the AGS Pledge Form with your gift. You may indicate a special designation for your gift on the memo line on your check. Gifts with no specific designation will be put to good use in our open donation fund.


Mail your gift to: Business Office, Adler Graduate School, 10225 Yellow Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343


Company Matching Gifts: Many companies have matching gift programs that multiply the philanthropic efforts of their employees. These programs offer an easy way to double or triple your donation to Adler Graduate School.

AGS continues to teach and embody Adler’s theory and its graduates provide services to populations that are often under-served or excluded from services all together. Help them continue their work through your financial support.

John F. Newbauer

As a graduate of Adler Graduate School, I joined the AGS Alumni Association to participate in their professional development (Institute) training which provides CEU credits at reduced prices. The classes were excellent and were presented by knowledgeable instructors. This gave me an opportunity for productive networking, information about new research in my field and above all, a sense of community with other AGS graduates, students and staff.

Leslie Laub, LP ‘90

MA, Clinical Psychology

As an Adler alum and practicing MFT, I am extremely grateful to AGS for sponsoring continuing education opportunities. The topics are timely, varied, and educational – and the credits are affordable. PLUS, Ev has already done the time-consuming job of obtaining the CEs from the various Boards. THANK YOU!!!

Beatrice Comty-Charnock, LMFT ’14

MA, Marriage and Family

Creating Your Legacy

Legacy gifts provide the foundation for Adler Graduate School’s work. These gifts allow you to care for yourself, your family, and your assets, and to provide for the transfer of your assets to those close to you and organizations you care about, both during your lifetime and afterwards. We can help you find the best way to make a charitable gift and in the process make a gift that might not otherwise have been possible.


There are many types of gifts you can make today that won’t affect your existing financial resources, but will have a significant impact upon Adler Graduate School. You have an opportunity to give to the future of the institution you care so much about, while maintaining control and flexibility today.


You can donate assets to Adler Graduate School in exchange for payments each year to you and/or another person for life. What is left at the end of the gift plan will benefit AGS to continue its work and vision. Learn more about charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. We would be happy to discuss other gifts that might be of interest to you, such as personal property, real estate, and charitable lead trusts, and endowments. We have partnered with Thrivent Financial and In Fraith Community Foundation to help guide your legacy giving.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to designate an online donation to a specific program of choice, please contact our President, Solange Ribeiro at (612)-861-7554 or

Adler Graduate School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.