President: Thomas Kohut
Vice-Presidents: Petra Vospernik,
Treasurer: Stephen Harnik
Secretary: Peter Noemaier
Directors: Pamela Cooper-White,
American Friends of the Sigmund Freud Museum
In 2006, Freud Foundation U.S. was established in New York to inform the public about the life, work and era of Sigmund Freud and about the effects of this life and work on society, art and culture. It is a 501(c)3 organization, any contribution is tax-deductible in the United States to the full extent of the law. In 2019, the Freud Foundation U.S. decided to rename itself into American Friends of the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna. The American Friends' activities include conferences, exhibitions, symposiums and studies promoting the international transfer of knowledge pertaining to psychoanalysis. Fundraising is an expressly stated mission of the American Friends of the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna, and one of its primary objectives is to financially assist organizations in the USA, Austria and other countries whose work involves Sigmund Freud and the impact of psychoanalysis on contemporary civilization. Among the institutions to be supported are the Sigmund Freud Museum and the Sigmund Freud Foundation. The American Friends of the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna and the Sigmund Freud Foundation also engage in scholarly cooperation, researching the influence of psychoanalysis on art, society and culture from the beginning of the last century to the present day. Through cooperation with American universities, the transatlantic dialog is also intensified, engendering a transmission of cultural values. International networking is encouraged through scientific events and organized tours in which scholars from the USA can visit the setting in which Freud lived and worked in Vienna and meet Austrian researchers.