Patricia Gruber, Co-founder and President Emeritus

Patricia Murphy Gruber is Co-founder and President Emeritus of The Gruber Foundation.  Before gifting the International Prize Program to Yale in 2011, she oversaw all of its operations. In a little over a decade, The  Gruber Foundation has grown from its beginnings in what she calls “predictable philanthropy” to the present focused programming. She clarified and expanded its focus.

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 devoted herself full time to the Foundation until recently. 

Mrs. Gruber is a Gruber Member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, with a lifetime appointment. She also supports her beliefs by serving on a number of other boards: the Forum, in the US Virgin Islands; the Buddhist Digital Resource Center; the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, and she was a 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.