Why Give

Frustrated over hearing parents ask time and again, “Do you know a pediatrician, occupational therapist, psychologist, school (insert name of service provider here) who understands how to work with my gifted child?” Gifted Research and Outreach was formed to make sure the future answer to this question is: EVERYONE!

EVERY school and professional COULD be able to serve gifted children, but right now they do not because of the narrow understanding of giftedness. We must expand the understanding of giftedness beyond the classroom so that it is recognized and dealt with as the whole person experience it is. GRO believes that the way to do this permanently is to provide scientific evidence to combat the myths and misunderstandings that surround giftedness, and strategically share this information with those who work with them.

Throughout history we have learned that change in the medical, psychological and educational professions begins with the recognition of scientific facts. GRO is committed to supporting and conducting research on the physiological and psychological differences of gifted individuals that include biological evidence of the overexcitabilites and additional behaviors and traits associated with giftedness.

Your Donation Counts

As a public non-profit, GRO depends entirely on donations to complete its mission. We are in the infancy of building a world-class research center dedicated to understanding and educating the world about giftedness. In supporting GRO, you make a difference, not just for your own children, but for your grandchildren and future generations.

Where Your Money Goes

GRO is aggressively pursuing its goals. In its first eighteen months, GRO raised over $54,000 in donations and an additional $25,000 in pledges.  It is completing the first phase of its research and has participated in outreach about giftedness at over 30 events nation-wide.

In the the first phase of research, GRO is reviewing existing peer-reviewed studies on the physiological differences in the gifted brain. Our review is revealing that many studies provide a potential physiological rationale for the intensities commonly experienced by gifted individuals including intellectual, emotional, motor and sensory processing. These differences also help explain gifted traits and behaviors that parents report their child experiencing, but professionals often dismiss or misdiagnose. While GRO believes that this is just the beginning of understanding how the physiology of gifted individuals differs from the norm, as it progresses in its mission, we will not only have a better understanding of the physiology of this group of outliers, we will contribute to the better understanding, diagnosis, and the development of better medication and treatment protocols for ALL individuals.

The money you donate now, will be used for both further research as well as outreach.

Making a Difference

It takes a very special person to donate their personal funds and professional hours to a new and unproven entity. Though the members of the GRO Board feel passionately about the corporate mission, we recognize that the beginning of any endeavor comes with risks and challenges. Each of the people listed below have, in a meaningful manner, not just placed their trust in the board but have donated vital seed money and/or services, without which GRO would not be able to proceed in its mission. For your donations and trust, and on behalf of the generations to come that you are helping, we the Board of GRO, sincerely thank you.

Nysha Arden  |  William Declercq  |  Joyce and Jessica Goldberg
Dr. Mirzabeigi  |  Jen Montgomery  |  Gaye Palmer  |  Marti Tancula

I am thrilled to be able to support GRO in their mission. Scientific research is sorely needed in order to understand how to best serve this often neglected and frequently misunderstood population. I am confident that both GRO’s research and outreach efforts will have a positive impact on the gifted community as they seek to understand and inform. Thank you GRO!

Dr. James Webb, Ph.D , Founder of SENG and former Professor, Wright State University School of Professional Psychology

GRO would like to thank the following donors without whose support it would not be able to carry out its mission


Joyce and Jessica Goldberg


($25,000 – $100,000)


Billy Bob Thornton & Connie Angland | Marti Tancula | Alex Zakharenkov & Julie Cortez | ThirdLaw Hosting


($5,000 – $24,999)


Avian Resources | Michelle Barmazel | Sharon Duncan | Dr. Joanna Haase | Marc and Peggy Montgomery | Gaye Palmer | Ron and Margret Turiello Jr. | Irene Wu | Anonymous Donor 1 | Anonymous Donor 2


($1,000 – $4,999)


Steve & Teresa Alfery | William DeClercq | Steve Duncan | Dr. Jerald Grobeman | Michael and Dena Kaplan | Rebecca O’Malley | Steve Simpson | Edina Perng-Yee | Mike & Vanessa Strothers


($500 – $999)


Lauren Albrecht | Claire Armstrong Parod | Joe Blackman | Nathalie Blume | Joan Cass | Therese Clifford | Ami Choi | Ross & Nancy Davis | John & Cathy DeClercq | Desert Plumbing | Craig & Jane Duncan | Jeff & Mary Duncan | Feathered Nest | Gifted Identity | Amy Gilbertson | Doug & Cathy Gilbertson | Tara Gomez | Lori Grant | Yvonne Hajdui-Cronin | Carolyn Hampton | Cindy Z. & Frank T. Hansen & Family | Kelly Johnston | Betsy Jones | Jenni Jones | Paradise Jungle | Beth Klein | Ray & Lynda Lockhart | Marc Lowenthal | Mike Miledi | Maury & Melissa Miller | Donna Montgomery | Ryan and Jen Montgomery | Lynda Noell | Karen Oaks | Rebecca O'Malley | Dan Peters | Kasi Peters | Dorothy Ramdin | In Memory of Ray Lockhart, Jim Ingold and Rodney L. Gills | Tim Roe | Greg Romano | Rick Rosenthal | Vanessa Scali | John Scott | Steve Simpson | David Smith | Dr. Nicole Tetreault | The Tracy's | Karen Wicke | Paula Wilkes | Debora Wong | DeClercq Law Group | Anonymous 1 | Anonymous 2


($100 – $499)


Kate Armour | The Axiline Ball Family | Jason Banks | Marquetta Cota | The Beaumont Family | Sarah Brabbs | Heather Cachat | Jim & Rita Curtis | Nick Duncan | Denise Sneddon | David Ewing | Barry Gelston | Andrea Gialanella | Mara Goldwhite | Corin Barsily Goodwin | Jolene Greenbaum Peterson | Ian Holmes | Angela Honaker | Chrisann Horsley | In memory of Joann Jones | Cheryl Jupp-Murphy | Eric Kaje Aviary | George Kenney | Lindsey Koopman Griffin | Joe & Michelle Kunkle | Fay Lambie | Dr. Richard Maddox | Mary McKemy | Kim Megyesi | Marc and Ann Montgomery | Lavonne Oaks | In memory of Brian Rambin | In memory of Carol Elizabeth Rambin | In memory of Scott Rambin | Brianna Safe | Wenda Sheard | Elenor Sneddon | Keetgi Steinberg | Luis Garcia and Kaja Telp | Celi Trepanier | Kate Twiwes | Karen Volker | In memory of Charles Ward | Christina Wedaa-Stevens | Suki Wessling | Diane Wilkes | Sahar Yousef | Anonymous 1 | Anonymous 2 | Anonymous 3


($25 – $99)

Join Our Community of Donors
We offer more than one way to donate.

GRO gratefully accepts one-time and recurring donations. Donations may be made in the form of checks, stock or online through our secure PayPal account.

Check donations should be made payable to: “Gifted Research and Outreach”
and may be mailed to:
Gifted Research and Outreach
1119 South Mission #199
Fallbrook, CA 92028
For assistance on providing other forms of donations such as stock,
please e-mail GRO at admin@gro-gifted.com

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