In 2016, the Center began a five-year fundraising campaign called The Next Step: Initiatives for the Future. Donations will be used to assist with our programs and operating expenses. They will also provide support for the Center’s initiatives in the following areas:

Scholarships to Training Programs

Training programs in Bowen theory encourage the development of clinical work and leadership in Bowen theory. Your contribution helps make training available to promising young professionals who could not otherwise participate.

Spanish Speaking Outreach

To make Bowen theory more available to Spanish speakers for learning, research, and application, the Center has developed a Spanish language website, published Spanish editions of our books, and begun a Spanish study group. Further academic outreach is planned.

Family Systems Journal

Online digital availability, academic indexing, and the publication of the compilation, From the Editor, allow the journal, now in its third decade, to broaden readership and continue exploration of Bowen theory’s applications to research, science, and clinical practice.

Sliding Scale Clinic

The Bowen Center offers members of the community affordable clinical services. Interns and Bowen Center clinicians utilize clinical work to share and expand their own thinking and research.

Website & Social Media Outreach

Webcast training and seminars allow the Center to introduce theory and foster professional growth regardless of location. Students of our Introduction to Bowen Theory class and subscribers to Conversations with the Faculty participate from the US and other countries.

For more information on how donations are used, please read a letter from the director and download the fundraising brochure. You may also visit our strategic goals page.

Contributing to the Next Step: Initiatives for the Future

The Center is pleased to recognize your pledge on our website and in print. The Bowen Center’s fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st of each year.

Please donate online or fill out the contribution form to make your donation. Both offer options to make a five-year pledge or one-time donation. Our online form allows you to structure your donation in yearly, quarterly, or monthly payments. We are also able to assist you with making a gift of stocks or mutual funds. For more information contact us at 202-965-4400 or For further information on donating to the Center, please see our Ways of Giving page.

The Bowen Center Legacy Program

Please consider naming the Bowen Center for a charitable bequest in your will. Contact us at We invite you to read testimonials from others who have made a legacy pledge.

To discuss the campaign or donation options, or to make your contribution directly to the Center, please contact us at 202-965-4400 or by email at

Your participation in supporting the work of the Bowen Center is very much appreciated.