Lepinski Legacy Fund

Continuing Steve's Legacy

Steve Lepinski is a true champion of children who has brought critical awareness to children’s mental health during his 30-year leadership at Washburn Center for Children and his more than 40 years as a leader in the children’s mental health field.

The Lepinski Legacy Fund will continue his long-time commitment to training the next generation of child clinicians.

Steve’s commitment to clinical expertise spans several decades, beginning in the 1990s when he led a campaign to endow clinical leadership at Washburn Center. Aligning with Steve’s vision, the agency made a commitment to create a center of excellence, including enhanced training in evidence based practices. The Developmental Repair Model, a unique treatment program for young children experiencing social and emotional problems, was created under Steve’s leadership and is now having national impact. Most recently, the United Health Foundation Training Institute at Washburn Center for Children formalized the agency’s innovative training model to improve clinical results while increasing access to effective mental health services.

The Lepinski Legacy Fund is an endowed fund to ensure training resources are available for today’s and future generations of children’s mental health professionals.


Celebrate Steve’s Legacy

Honor Steve as a strong advocate of clinical training and help uphold his belief that effective training has a significant impact on the quality of care children receive with a gift to the Lepinski Legacy Fund.

Your support will:

  • equip Washburn Center’s mental health professionals with training in the best practices of children’s mental health services
  • help clinical staff and interns advance their professional development in order to provide the best possible care to the families who come through Washburn Center’s doors.

Gifts to the Lepinski Legacy Fund will honor Steve’s belief in the importance of grounding clinicians in the best practices of children’s mental health so that children can receive the highest quality care possible. The value Steve places on the importance of training illustrates his commitment to mentoring others so they, too, can become leaders in their profession.

Your gift will sustain Steve’s legacy for decades to come – and will help children to be happier and healthier.

Suggested gift levels to honor Steve’s 30 years of leadership:

  • $300
  • $1,300
  • $3,000
  • $15,000
  • $30,000

Multi-year commitments to the Lepinski Legacy Fund are welcomed.

For more information on the Lepinski Legacy Fund contact Linda Ortner at: 612-872-3309 or make a gift online.