Frances Sydney Conference Scholarship

Your gift to the Frances Sydney Scholarship fund will enable someone to attend the IOCDF Annual Conference who would not otherwise be able to do so due to financial hardship.

Please help someone get help today by making a gift in memory of IOCDF founding Board Member Frances Sydney.

Each year more than 1000 people living with OCD, their family members, treatment providers, and others join the leading experts in OCD and related disorders at the International OCD Foundation Conference.

About Frances Sydney

Frances Sydney, a founding member of the International OCD Foundation, then known as the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF), died on February 26, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Throughout the years, Frances contributed to the development and management of the foundation in many significant ways. Frances served on the Foundation’s board of directors from its inception in 1986 until she passed away. Frances’ tireless advocacy on behalf of the OCD community and her dedication to the IOCDF is legendary. Even when she was too sick to travel, Fran participated in every board meeting via conference call. Frances was instrumental in establishing and promoting the Foundation’s research program. Every year, along with soliciting funds to underwrite the Foundation’s research program, she participated in selecting the researchers to whom the grants were to be given. Today, the research program awards about $200,000 in grant money each year, and is considered to be an important resource for researchers in the field.

In memory of Frances, and in honor of her exemplary dedication to the Foundation, we have established the Frances Sydney Conference Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Funds are used to reduce conference registration fees for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Please help us reach our goal to raise $20,000 each year and help 100 people living with OCD or related disorders fulfill their desire to attend the IOCDF Conference and obtain valuable help and information.