Fairbanks receives Indiana Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Fairbanks was recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Indiana Achievement Awards (IAA) during a banquet at the Indiana Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference hosted by the IUPUI Solution Center.

The Indiana Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes nonprofits in Indiana for exemplary practices and demonstrated effectiveness. The IAA was created by and continues as a partnership of foundations, businesses and individuals who join together to identify, recognize, and reward effective Indiana nonprofits.

As the oldest independent nonprofit treatment and recovery center in the country, Fairbanks was recognized for its mission and strategic focus on long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

"This award is dedicated to the thousands of individuals who had the courage to step through our doors and seek help," said Helene Cross, President and CEO of Fairbanks. “This is an honor and a testament to the vision of our board of directors and the hard work of our staff."

Fairbanks is honored to receive this state-wide award, which showcases and acknowledges the hard work of the nonprofit sector in Indiana. Along with Fairbanks, two other United Way of Central Indiana agencies were recognized – Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Indiana and Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Timmy Global Health was also a recipient.


Fairbanks is a nonprofit organization that focuses on recovery from alcohol and drug problems. Since 1945, the organization has helped to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services. For more information about Fairbanks, please visit www.fairbankscd.org.