Centerstone’s Reclaiming Campaign Raises $12.5 Million

Funds collected will be used to construct a new facility, advance research, and provide vital mental health and addiction services to those in need

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, today announced the successful culmination of a five-year campaign that has raised $12,541,143. Started in 2007 and co-chaired by Janet Ayers and Jack Wallace, the “Reclaiming” campaign will support the advancement of Centerstone’s research capabilities, fund the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility and assist in providing mental healthcare and addiction treatment for those who are unable to pay.

“Centerstone is dedicated to preventing and curing mental illness and addiction disorders,” said Linda Garceau, CEO of the Centerstone Foundation. “We can’t thank the Reclaiming campaign participants and donors enough for their support of this mission. Even during tough economic times, Centerstone was able to exceed our capital campaign goals, and we will now be able to fund three critical areas of need that will help us advance our mission.”

Funds from the Reclaiming campaign will subsidize the expansion of Centerstone’s Dede Wallace campus. A newly developed facility will feature two specialty clinics to serve children, families, adults and older adults. With this addition, the historic campus will be home to 37 clinician offices and offer space for other programs and group therapy. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in spring of 2012.

Donations collected as part of the Reclaiming campaign also will help bolster the research efforts and scientific collaboration being conducted by the Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) and Centerstone, which together are unlocking innovative advancements in neuroscience and informing the adaptation of new treatments locally and throughout the world.

Additionally, Reclaiming funds will be used to help individuals and families in Middle Tennessee who cannot afford mental health and addiction services have access to the care and support they need.

“Centerstone fills a vital need in our community, and our committee was honored to be a part of raising critical funding to support its work and expansion,” said Janet Ayers and Jack Wallace, Reclaiming Campaign co-chairs. “The success of this campaign demonstrates the generosity and commitment of people throughout Middle Tennessee, and we look forward to seeing the fruits of Reclaiming in the months and years to come.”

“Reclaiming” Campaign Co-Chairs:
Janet Ayers and Jack Wallace

“Reclaiming” Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs:
Patricia Hart and Elizabeth Stadler

“Reclaiming” Campaign Committee Members:
Linda Daniel Brooks
Richard Baxter
Martin S. Brown, Sr.
Lisa Campbell
Diana Day-Cartee
Richard Fitzgerald
R. Parker Griffith, III
Christa Holleman
Lee Ann Ingram
Randall L. Kinnard
Trish Lindler
Sandra Lipman
Albert L. Menefee, III
Arthur J. Rebrovick
Joan Sivley
Patti Smallwood
George Stadler
Sperry Bell Stadler
Deborah Taylor Tate


About Centerstone
Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services. It provides a full range of mental health, addiction and related educational services to nearly 75,000 individuals of all ages each year. The organization has nearly 120 facilities and 220 partnership locations throughout Indiana and Tennessee. It also operates the Centerstone Foundation; the Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), which is improving mental healthcare through innovative research and information technology; Not Alone, which provides confidential, no-cost support and mental health services to service members, combat veterans and their loved ones; and Advantage Behavioral Health, a behavioral health administrative management organization. For more information about Centerstone, please visit www.centerstone.org.