To Support the Institute

If you have an interest in supporting the research and other activities of the Institute, please contact the Associate Director for Administration, Enid Ablowitz, at or 303-492-6851.

Donor Opportunities

Through the generosity of founding donors Bill and Claudia Coleman, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities was established in 2001. Their continuing support and the support of others allow the Institute to provide research grants to CU faculty and their research partners around the world, to support faculty, post doctoral fellows, and graduate/undergraduate students, to host and sponsor conferences, and to provide public advocacy to improve the lives of people with cognitive disabilities. Examples of the Institute's impact are found throughout this web site.

Private gifts to advance the mission of the Coleman Institute may be unrestricted or may be deployed in a variety of ways, including providing support for:

Faculty: endowed or term chairs and professorships, teaching fellowships, and visiting scholars.

  • Support may be used for research in computer science, geropsychology, behavioral psychology, assistive technology, speech/language/hearing, neuroscience, or in one of many other disciplines.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students and Postdoctoral Appointments: fellowships, assistantships, stipends, and scholarships.

  • Support could include funds for salary, tuition, research expenditures, travel to present at professional conferences, and other related expenses.

Public Advocacy and Conferences:

  • Support could include sponsoring speakers at Coleman Institute-hosted conferences, and/or providing co-sponsorships of relevant partner conferences.
  • Support could also include funds for the collection and dissemination of information related to cognitive disability and technology might include the literature database available elsewhere on this web site.

Specific Grant Recipients:

  • Support could be provided to grant recipients of the Institute based on a donor's specific interests

All gifts are welcome and may be used for unrestricted support of the Institute's mission-based activities. If you would like to explore how you can help to improve the quality of life for people with cognitive disabilities through your personal philanthropy, please contact Enid M. Ablowitz, Associate Director for Administration, at 303-492-6851 or at