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To the children of our nation whose hope lies in our caring and whose futures are our trust. Quote by Nicholas Hobbs Image of Nicholas Hobbs at a podium.

To the children of our nation whose hope lies in our caring and whose futures are our trust. ... Nicholas Hobbs

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The Nicholas Hobbs Society

Over 45 years ago, Nicholas Hobbs, Ph.D., envisioned a center focusing on research related to human development and developmental issues. A pioneer in furthering our understanding of human development, he was founding director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

The Nicholas Hobbs Society recognizes the exceptional position of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center as a leader in unlocking the mysteries of development and learning. Through gifts and volunteer resources, Nicholas Hobbs Society members advance groundbreaking research in human development.

Why should you invest?

The promise of a better future for people with developmental disabilities hinges on the success of scientific research. By "investing" in discovery grants, Nicholas Hobbs Society members provide seed money for new innovative research projects.

Nicholas Hobbs Society members:

  • Contribute $2,500 annually.
  • Are guests at the annual Nicholas Hobbs Society reception.
  • Are first to receive Discovery news and event announcements.
  • Help Discovery Grants leverage large federal grants through their donations.

Membership

Any gift at or over the specified level qualifies you as a Nicholas Hobbs Society member.

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • More About Nicholas Hobbs
    Nicholas Hobbs (1915-1983) was a pioneer in the field of child psychology, developing new concepts for treating children with emotional problems and children with intellectual disabilities.
  • Giving
    How to give and contribute to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Media

  • Hobbs Society Reception, May 9, 2012
    The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council thanked members of the Nicholas Hobbs Donor Society at a reception on May 9 at the home of Donna Eskind and Dr. Jeff Eskind. The generosity of Hobbs Society donors supports innovative research on the causes and treatments of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. Photos by Tommy Lawson.
  • Hobbs Society Donors Honored by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council thanked members of the Nicholas Hobbs Donor Society with a reception on April 1. Their generosity supports innovative research on the causes of treatments of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. Photos by Tommy Lawson.