Fairbanks 2014 Year in Review

2014 marked another great year for Fairbanks as we continued to grow and fulfill our mission of serving individuals and families who struggle with the disease of addiction. We pursued new endeavors and accomplished significant goals. As we reflect on 2014, here are a few highlights:

  • 19,394 people were served through a variety of Fairbanks programs during 2014
  • Fairbanks received a $100,000 donation from the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation along with a visit from one of Ms. Lilly’s nieces Kate Lilly Jarvey – all the way from Ireland
  • CFO Barb Elliot was named Interim President and CEO after seven years of service to Fairbanks
  • La Verna Lodge for Women celebrated its one year anniversary
  • Fairbanks gathered with the community to celebrate recovery at the Recovery Ride and Rally for Recovery Month
  • Former NFL player Cris Carter was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner, which raised money for the Dr. Kelly Patient Assistance Fund
  • Another fun and sober Fairbanks Annual Summer Picnic took place in June for alumni and employees
  • Fairbanks participated in the Spirit and Place Festival by partnering with The 24 Group and Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition for a panel discussion titled, “From Addiction and Loss to Wholeness”
  • Hope Academy launched a new website,www.hopeacademyrhs.org
  • Dr. Tim Kelly retired from Fairbanks after 36 years of service. To recognize him for his dedication to our patients, the patient assistance fund was renamed “The Dr. Tim Kelly Patient Assistance Fund.” The alumni lounge was also renamed in his honor.
  • Fairbanks and the Indiana University School of Dentistry hosted a tobacco cessation conference with 40 professionals in attendance
  • Fairbanks educated 1,091 people through education programs
  • Congresswoman Susan Brooks visited Hope Academy and Fairbanks to engage in a conversation with local treatment providers about actions that can be made to reduce the heroin epidemic in Indiana
  • La Verna Lodge for Men finished construction on a new kitchen with updated features thanks to many donations including a generous $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor.
  • Fairbanks partnered with IUPUI to start an organization for students in recovery, Students in Recovery of Indianapolis – SIRI
  • Fairbanks had 248 volunteers in 2014, contributing over 12,927 hours
  • Fairbanks hosted another successful Golf Outing raising over $10,000
  • Fairbanks was featured on local news stations over 56 times throughout the year
  • Fairbanks released the “Because of Fairbanks” project, produced by SmallBox
  • Fairbanks hosted the Susan Li Conference with over 100 attendees, speakers and exhibitors
  • Hope Academy’s 2014 commencement ceremony featured 12 graduates and a special guest speaker, White House Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli
  • William T. “Rusty” McKay was honored as the 2014 Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award Recipient
  • Fairbanks launched the Odyssey Program for young adult men ages 19-23