Interested in becoming an advocate?

Contact Christy Harrison, at Purdue for Life

Advocates of the Center for Families

Since 1994, individual donors and organizations have made the decision to support research that impacts families. In its creation, the Center worked with donors to create an honorary level of giving – The Center for Families Advocates.

The Advocate donor level acknowledges those who have donated more than $10,000 to the Center. They have given to the Center in many ways including a onetime gift, or a pledge of $1000 per year for 10 years.

Become a 30in30 Advocate!

Support Strong Families – Strong Future, as CFF celebrates 30 years!
The Center for Families is recruiting its newest advocates! With gratitude to many generous individuals, CFF has been able to support family research that addresses changing needs of families and facilitates their significant contributions to society for 30 years. Advocates ensure the work of the Center will address current needs and issues families are facing and identify resources to help strengthen all families. With a gift of $10,000, you help ensure the work of the center will be supported for the next 30 years. Contact Christy Harrison, at Purdue for Life, to learn more!

Thank you to all the advocates for your support of the Center for Families work!

Endowments created by Advocates

  • Virginia Gould Butterfield Endowment. Created to honor Virginia by supporting the work of the Center for Families.
  • Robert O. and Zelma C Swaim Memorial Endowment. Created to enhance the quality of family relationships.

*Denotes charter advocates.

  • Lorene Burkhart, Founding Donor, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tom Brademas (Deceased), Mishawaka, Indiana
  • In honor of Virginia Gould Butterfield, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Ruth Daniel (Deceased) and Jack E. Chappell* (Deceased), Concord, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Helen Clark (Deceased), West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Deborah Myers Cook*, Carmel, Indiana
  • Gladys V. Cox* (Deceased), Orlando, Florida
  • Kitty (Deceased) and Ken Decker*, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Travis Dorsch and Bree Studenka, Logan, Utah
  • Georgia L. Foster* (Deceased), West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Mary E. Fuqua* (Deceased), West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Deanna Goff Greve*, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Polly Greve*, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Steven Hancook* honoring Ann C. Hancook, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Betty Lou Jones Johnson* (Deceased), Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jennie Lu Jones*, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Catherine L. Justice (Deceased), Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Virginia Kelly Karnes* (Deceased), San Diego, California
  • Rhonda Swaim Kittle*, Carmel, Indiana
  • Linda and John Konkle*, Carmel, Indiana
  • Betty Levien Krejci, Portland, Oregon
  • Jane Shade Link*, Sunman, Indiana
  • Shelley and Michael MacDermid Wadsworth, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Bob and Joyce Beery Miles, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Marilyn Richardson Moore*(Deceased), Three Rivers, Michigan
  • Margaret Nesbitt Murphy* (Deceased), Lafayette, Indiana
  • Margaret Offenbacker*, Columbus, Indiana
  • Jean Eichacker and Bill Pfaff* (Deceased), Medina, Ohio
  • Barbara Plochman honoring Mabel V. Poe Bauman*, Winnetka, Illinois
  • Bonnie Graham Rabert*, St. Simons Island, Georgia
  • Nancy Hager Rand* (Deceased), Durham, North Carolina
  • Dr. Karyl and Eugene Rickard*, Zionsville, Indiana
  • Suzann Shackleton*, Pine Village, Indiana
  • Evelyn Schuber (Deceased), Wilmette, Illinois
  • Joanna B. Smith*(Deceased), Rochester, Indiana
  • Linda Hansen Smith*, Mansfield, Ohio
  • Zelma C. Swaim (Deceased), Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Marthellen Ratcliff Van Scoyoc* (Deceased), El Paso, Texas
  • Barbara Sell Vawter*, Zionsville, Indiana
  • Margaret E. Waidelich* (Deceased), Rancho Santa Fe, California
  • Patricia Wheaton (Deceased), Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dorothy D. Wiggins* (Deceased), Boca Raton, Florida
  • Anna K. Williams* (Deceased), Crown Point, Indiana
  • Carol Burchby Wollert* Venice, Florida