Donation to bolster Fairbanks’ recovery management

Fairbanks recently received a $125,000 donation from an anonymous donor. It’s the largest single donation from an individual in Fairbanks’ history.

The money will be used for recovery management programming by expanding services, adding activities to keep people connected to recovery and cover staffing costs.

Fairbanks’ patients are encouraged, along with loved ones, to continue receiving support following primary treatment through Fairbanks’ recovery management program. That includes recovery coaching, alumni events, meetings and volunteer opportunities.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation,” said Robin Parsons, MS, LMHC, LCAC, CTRS, ADS, Fairbanks’ chief clinical officer. “The ability to provide our clients with opportunities to stay connected and engaged can be critical to their recovery.”

More information and schedules may be found on Fairbanks’ website at

In addition, The 24 Group presented a check for $3,000 to Fairbanks for its Odyssey Program, which is specifically designed for men ages 19-24 who need a highly-structured environment for cultivating their recovery while allowing for self-direction. Fairbanks will match the donation.

The contribution was made possible by The 24 Group’s various fundraisers, including the annual Hawk Walk. This year’s event is Sept. 23 at the Reddick Shelter in Fort Harrison State Park.

Betsy Backe (from left) and Carlee Montgomery, board members of The 24 Group, present a check to Leigh Ann Erickson, director of development for Fairbanks.