The Foundation

Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick

Our principal purpose is to help students of A Course in Miracles deepen their understanding of its thought system, conceptually and experientially, so that they may be more effective instruments of Jesus' teaching in their own particular lives. It is our hope to share these pages with those who are drawn to the Foundation's form of teaching and its understanding of the Course. You are invited to read through our vision statement, which provides a complete explanation of our purpose and goals.


Those of you who have known us since our inception have seen us evolve from a Teaching and Healing Center, to a Conference and Retreat Center, an Academy and Retreat Center, an Institute and Retreat Center, and to an Institute and Teaching Center. 

From the beginning of the Foundation in 1983, as reflected in our vision statement, we conceived of the Center as a school. In 1993 we took the Center one step further by establishing an academy of learning as an aid and reinforcement to students' study of A Course in Miracles. The academy was inspired by, and modeled after Plato's Academy.

In 1995 we founded the Institute for Teaching Inner Peace through A Course in Miracles (ITIP-ACIM), with a twofold purpose: to be chartered by the New York State Department of Education and to reflect the close relationship between the Foundation for Inner Peace and the Foundation for A Course in Miracles. We invite you to read the article explaining the historical context of ITIP-ACIM.

Foundation for A Course in Miracles®

Henderson, Nevada

In response to a growing interest in our work, we opened our West Coast branch in La Jolla, California in 1997, renaming it the La Jolla branch. This branch of the Foundation remained open until August 2014, when its Directors, Robert and Kathleen Draper, retired from teaching.

In 2001, the Foundation moved from New York to Temecula, California, shifting its emphasis to electronic teaching.

After Dr. Wapnick's death in 2013, we have been dedicated to presenting, protecting, and preserving his teachings on "A Course in Miracles." We also decided to move to a smaller facility, which happened in October 2018 when the Foundation moved to Henderson, Nevada. Following the death of Kenneth's beloved wife Gloria in October 2022, the Foundation remains steadfast in carrying out their purpose of helping students of "A Course in Miracles" deepen their understanding of its thought system. 

Kenneth Wapnick received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1968 from Adelphi University. He was a close friend and associate of Helen Schucman and William Thetford, the two people whose joining together was the immediate stimulus for the scribing of A Course in Miracles. Kenneth had been involved with A Course in Miracles since 1973, writing, teaching, and integrating its principles with his practice of psychotherapy.

Gloria Wapnick earned a Masters degree in History from Hunter College (1970), and taught social studies in a New York City high school, where she was also Dean of Students. Gloria began working with A Course in Miracles in 1977, and conducted her own group for several years. She and Kenneth lectured throughout the United States and around the world.