Patricia Gruber

Patricia Murphy Gruber is President of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation and oversees its operations. In a little over a decade, the Foundation has grown from its beginnings in what she calls “predictable philanthropy” to the present focused programming. She has clarified and expanded its focus, and continues to oversee she and her husband Peter Gruber's succession plan, under which the prestigious Gruber International Prize Program has moved its administration to The Gruber Foundation, created as a supporting organization of Yale University. Mrs. Gruber has a lifetime seat on the Board of the new entity and is actively engaged in the program transition.

With a background in liberal arts, she holds an M.A. in Psychology from Antioch West University, and a 2-year Post Masters Certificate in Psychology from the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Previously a psychotherapist in private practice in California, she now devotes herself full time to the Foundation.

Mrs. Gruber also supports her beliefs by serving on a number of boards, the Board of the Forum in the US Virgin Islands; the Board of the Buddhist Digital Resource Center; American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and also as founding member of the Milton Erickson Institute of the Bay Area. With her husband, Peter, she guided the Gruber Foundation from its inception in 1993, and was its full-time president from 2000 – 2011.

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