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The Kent Center Winter 2013
The Kent Center Purchases Its Flagship Building; Wraps Up Successful Capital Campaign
"The purchase of The Kent Center's flagship building is the fulfillment of a long-held desire to have a home of our own, which provides us greater flexibility to expand programs and services, and gives us an important asset which will help to secure the Center's financial future," stated Kent Center CEO, David Lauterbach. "It's been a long road, but one certainly worth taking."

In 2007, The Kent Center worked with local developer Michael Integlia & Company to build—to the Center's specifications— a 30 ,000 square foot facility, located on Post Road in Warwick. The Kent Center moved into the building that summer, and has occupied the building through a lease-to-own agreement since.

This past fall, The Kent Center was able to purchase the building with financing received through the Washington Trust Company as well as funds donated over the past five years by individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources to The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home.

"We could not have achieved our goal without the leadership of our Board of Directors and the members of our Campaign committee, or of course without the generosity of the many donors who supported our Capital Campaign," Lauterbach explained. "We are truly grateful for their support and steadfast commitment to The Kent Center."

The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: November 1, 2012
Washington Trust Finances The Kent Center's Purchase of Medical Office Building in Warwick, RI
(Westerly, RI)—Washington Trust's Commercial & Industrial Lending Group has provided financing to The Kent Center, a community healthcare organization located in Warwick RI, for the direct purchase of a non-bank qualified tax-exempt Series 2012 bond. The proceeds were used to purchase a 31,752 square foot medical office building on 2.42 acres located at 2756 Post Road in Warwick. The building, in which The Kent Center operates its community support programs for adults with major mental illnesses, its youth & family services, primary care practice, housing and administrative offices, has been leased by the Center since 2007.

"Washington Trust is pleased to work with The Kent Center to finance the purchase of their flagship building," stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. "As the demand for integrated, comprehensive healthcare increases, facilities such as The Kent Center are providing excellent patient services and specialization in integrated treatments."

"Purchasing our building is really the fulfillment of a long-held desire to have a home of our own and an asset that will help to secure our organization's financial future," stated Kent Center President & CEO, David S. Lauterbach.  "We could not have done this without the leadership of our Board of Directors, the generosity of corporate and individual donors who supported our Capital Campaign, and the flexibility of Washington Trust."

The Kent Center's mission is to improve the quality of life for adults, children and families who struggle with mental health issues, substance abuse disorders and psychological trauma. The Kent Center provides a wide range of general outpatient and community-based behavioral health treatment services and supports, as well as integrated primary care and wellness programs, educational services and housing supports. The Kent Center was founded in 1976 and has grown from an organization that served a few hundreds people from a trailer on the grounds at Kent Hospital to a multi-million dollar organization that serves 4 ,000 men, women and children a year through a wide-range of healthcare services in multiple locations throughout Kent County.  The Kent Center is licensed by the state of Rhode Island and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with consistently good ratings and commendations.

Washington Trust's Commercial & Industrial Lending Group offers working capital, acquisition, and equipment financing as well as owner occupied real estate financing. The Group also offers a full-range of cash management products and services. For more information, contact Robert OメNeil Vice President, Commercial Lending, toll-free at 1-800-475-2265 ext.1442 or directly at 401-348-1442.

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is one of New England's premier financial services companies, providing commercial banking, personal banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management services to individuals and institutions throughout the region. Our Commercial Banking Group offers a full line of commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, and cash management services to borrowers throughout the Northeast.  Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing customized, comprehensive financing and personalized services. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH).

The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: October 14, 2010
Greenwood Credit Union Fulfills Kent Center Capital Campaign Pledge:
Exceptional Performance of Credit Union Prompts Early Payment of $20,000

(L-R): James Irving, President/CEO, Greenwood Credit Union; Senator William A. Walaska, Chairman of the Board, Greenwood Credit Union; Marianne Barao, Branch Operations Manager, Greenwood Credit Union; David S. Lauterbach, President/CEO, The Kent Center; Larry Goldberg, Chairman of the Board, The Kent Center.

(Warwick, RI)—On October 8th, The Greenwood Credit Union presented a $20,000 check to Kent Center CEO David Lauterbach and Board Chairman Larry Goldberg, fulfilling its $25,000 pledge to The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home four years ahead of schedule.  "The Greenwood Credit Union is pleased that it was able to fulfill its pledge to The Kent Center this year," stated Greenwood Chairman of the Board, Senator William A. Walaska. "Due to the exceptional performance of the credit union during this most difficult economic period, the board unanimously agreed to accelerate the payment of its five-year pledge. The credit union has experienced a growth in assets from $269 million as of December 31, 2009 to almost $284 million as of September 30, 2010. We hope this early payment will help The Kent Center to reach its campaign goals ahead of schedule."  Senator Walaska was joined by James Irving, President/CEO of the Greenwood Credit Union, and Marianne Barao, Branch Operations Manager, in presenting the check.

Established in 1948, the Greenwood Credit Union is a community-based credit union headquartered on Post Road in Warwick. It has 52,000 members and 70 employees, and offers a full range of retail banking services.

The Kent Center provides a wide range of mental health, substance abuse and trauma -related services to 4,000 men, women, children and families annually. The Kent Center has undertaken a Capital Campaign to support the purchase of its new flagship building, located on Post Road in Warwick. To date, over $1.2 million has been raised towards its $1.6 million goal.  "We are very grateful for the generous support of the Greenwood Credit Union and its members, and thank their Board of Directors for deciding to share their good fortune with The Kent Center," stated Lauterbach. "Senator Walaska and Jim Irving have a true appreciation for the mission of The Kent Center, the importance of our work in the lives of people facing behavioral health challenges, and for our commitment to improving the overall health and welfare of all who live and work in our community."

For more information, contact Arlene Stoltz, Director of Development, The Kent Center, at (401) 691-6000, x335.

The Kent Center Spring 2010
Hasbro, Centreville Renew Their Support & New Donors Come on Board
The Campaign for The Kent Centers New Home continues to make steady progress, attracting the renewed support of two past donors as well as that of several new donors. The Hasbro Childrens Fund made a second gift of $12,500, bringing their support to date to $25,000. Additionally, Centreville Bank has recently made a gift of $5,000, bringing their support of the Campaign to date to $15,000. "We truly appreciate the continuing support of The Hasbro Childrens Fund and Centreville Bank," stated Kent Center CEO David Lauterbach. "Both organizations have been very generous and have demonstrated great commitment to helping us attain our Campaign goal."

Special thanks to several other organizations who have also recently made commitments, either through one-time gifts or long -term pledges, to the Centers Capital Campaign. New donors include AAA Fire & Alarm, Hexagon Metrology, the Cornerstone Group, the Urquart-Murphy Funeral Home and Philadelphia Insurance.

The Campaign for The Kent Centers New Home is a $1.6 million Campaign to raise the funds necessary to purchase the Center's flagship building, located on Post Road in Warwick. To date over $1.1 million has been raised. To learn more, log onto www.thekentcenter.org, or call The Kent Center's Development Office at 691-6000, x335.


The Kent Center Fall 2009
New Gifts Pledged to Center's Capital Campaign
The Kent Center has received two new $5,000 pledges in support of The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home, one from Genoa Healthcare and a second from Moses & Afonso, Counselors at Law. Founded in 2002, Genoa Healthcare provides a full array of in-house pharmacy services for community mental health centers throughout the United States. The Kent Center and Genoa opened a fully operational in-house pharmacy at the Center's new home, located on Post Road, in October of 2008.

Moses & Afonso, a Providence-based, multi-service law firm practicing since 1991, has also pledged its support to the Center's Capital Campaign. Moses & Afonso was involved with several pivotal infrastructure projects in Rhode Island, including the Providence Place Mall, the Convention Center and T.F. Green Airport. The firm has also assisted The Kent Center with many of its housing initiatives.

"We have had the honor and great pleasure of working with both Genoa Healthcare and Moses & Afonso on past projects that have greatly benefited the Center and served the needs of our clients," stated Kent Center CEO, David Lauterbach. "We are so grateful that they support our work and our mission, and are of course thrilled that they have made generous commitments to our Campaign."


The Kent Center Summer 2009
A Swell of Support Brings Total Raised to $1.1 Million
The Kent Center's Capital Campaign continues to make good progress and is moving ever closer to attaining its goals of raising $1.6 million and purchasing its new flagship building.

The Greenwood Credit Union (GCU), which is located on Post Road in Warwick, a stone's throw from the Center's new building, has pledged $25,000 to the Campaign. Established in 1948, GCU has grown to 40,000 members and 70 employees, and provides a full range of retail banking services. "Our most heartfelt thanks go to the members and staff of Greenwood, and of course to their Chairman, Senator William Walaska, and CEO James Irving," stated Todd Seaback, Chairman of the Campaign's Leadership Committee. "You couldn't ask for better neighbors!"

Also supporting the Campaign with a $20,000 pledge is USI. USI is the 8th largest insurance brokerage firm in the United States, counting The Kent Center among its many clients. "We have enjoyed a good and cooperative working relationship with USI for many years and have been very pleased with their service," Kent Center CEO, David Lauterbach, expressed, "and now we're thrilled that they're on board with our Capital Campaign."

Centreville Savings Bank, one of the first organizations to support the Campaign, has made an additional gift of $5,000, bringing their total level of support to $10,000 to date. And how symbolic that PRM Concrete/John J. McHale & Sons, the company that poured the very solid foundation for the building, has also generously pledged their support. "Despite these very challenging economic times we're facing, we continue to make study progress with the Campaign," explained David Lauterbach. "It's a wonderful testament to the generosity of many in the local business community."

Jean Gavigan, Kent Center Chair; Glenn Chavious, President, USI; and David Lauterbach.

James Irving, Senator William Walaska and David Lauterbach.


The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2009
Centreville Bank Increases Support for Kent Center's Capital Campaign

(L-R): Chad Bjorklund, Kent Center Board of Directors; Robert A. Bjorklund, Executive Vice President, Centreville Bank; David Lauterbach, President/CEO, The Kent Center; Raymond J. Bolster, II, President/CEO, Centreville Bank; Todd Seaback, Vice President, RI Temps.

(Warwick, RI)-- Centreville Bank has made a second gift of $5,000 to The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home, bringing their level of support to $10,000 to date. The Kent Center, a community behavioral healthcare organization that provides mental health and substance abuse services to nearly 4,000 adults, children and families a year, has undertaken a Capital Campaign to support the purchase of its new flagship building, located on Post Road in Warwick. The goal of the Campaign is to raise a minimum of $1.6 million. Over $1,000,000 has been raised thus far.

Centreville Bank's President/CEO, Raymond J. Bolster, II, and Executive Vice President, Robert A. Bjorklund, presented the check to The Kent Center's Board of Directors on February 24th. "As one of the first corporate supporters of our Campaign, Centreville Bank certainly has much to do with our success to date, and we are most appreciative for the company's early and ongoing support," stated Todd Seaback, Vice President of RI Temps, a Kent Center Board Member, and the Campaign's Chairman.

Centreville Bank was founded in 1828. Its main office and branch is located in West Warwick and it has additional branches in Cranston, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich and Wickford. To learn more log onto www.centrevillebank.com. And to learn more about The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home log onto www.thekentcenter.org.


The Kent Center February 10, 2009
Washington Trust Pledges Support for Kent Center Campaign
The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation has pledged its support for The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home with a gift of $25,000 payable over five years. Kent Center staff and volunteers had the opportunity to thank Washington Trust Chairman and CEO John Warren during his visit to the Center on February 10th. Mr. Warren toured The Kent Center's new flagship building, and then made a visit to the Center's Hillsgrove House, where he joined members, staff and other guests for lunch.

"We are thrilled that Washington Trust is so generously supporting our Campaign," stated Kent Center CEO David Lauterbach. "And to have John Warren spend so much time with us was a true honor."

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic giving arm of The Washington Trust Company. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the largest independent bank in Rhode Island and the oldest community bank in the nation. To learn more visit www.washtrust.com. And to learn more about The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home , please click here or call 691-6000, x335.

Michael Integlia, Jr., member of the Campaign Honorary Committee; John Warren; David Lauterbach; Lori Dufficy, Vice President, Washington Trust Company and member of the Campaign Leadership Committee; and Michael Integlia, III.

John Warren, Michael Integlia Jr., Michael Integlia III, and Lori Dufficy tour Hillsgrove House and have lunch with members.


The Kent Center November 6, 2008
Kent Center Campaign Reaches Million Dollar Milestone with Gifts from National Grid and Hasbro
"The Kent Center has reached an important milestone in its Capital Campaign by surpassing the million dollar mark," announced Todd Seaback, Chair of the Campaign's Leadership Committee, at a meeting of the committee on November 6th. "I am very proud of committee members and all that they have helped us to achieve."

The Kent Center has undertaken a Capital Campaign to raise $1.6 million dollars for the purchase of its new flagship building, located on Post Road in Warwick. Two recent gifts have assisted The Kent Center in reaching the million dollar milestone and in moving closer to its ultimate goal. National Grid has pledged $10,000 to the Campaign, and The Hasbro Children's Fund has made a grant of $12,500. Maintaining 100% Campaign participation by the Center's Board of Directors since new members were sworn in last year has also helped to progress the Campaign. "The generosity demonstrated by National Grid, The Hasbro Children's Fund and our Board is greatly appreciate by all of us who care deeply about the work of the Center and the future of behavioral healthcare services in our community," stated David Lauterbach, Kent Center President and CEO.


The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: September 2, 2008
Senators Alves and Walaska Announce $50,000 State Grant
for The Kent Center's New Building

(left to right) David S. Lauterbach, President/CEO, The Kent Center; Senator Stephen Alves; Todd Seaback, VP, RI Temps and Chair, Kent Center Capital Campaign; Senator William Walaska.

(Warwick, RI)— Senator Stephen Alves of West Warwick and Senator William Walaska of Warwick visited The Kent Center's new building on August 28th to officially announce that The Kent Center will be receiving a $50,000 state grant in fiscal year 2009 for its Capital Campaign. On hand to thank the Senators for the grant were Kent Center staff and members of the Center's Campaign Leadership Committee. After the announcement, the Senators were then lead on a tour of the new building by Kent Center CEO David Lauterbach.

The Kent Center is undertaking a $1.6 million Capital Campaign to raise the funds necessary to purchase its new building, located on Post Road in Warwick. To date, the Campaign has raised over 60% of its goal. "Senators Alves and Walaska have been instrumental in securing this vitally important grant funding for us," stated Todd Seaback, a Kent Center board member and the Chair of the Capital Campaign. "Their support is helping us to get closer and closer to attaining our ultimate goal."

Founded in 1976, The Kent Center's mission is to improve the quality of life for people who are struggling with behavioral health challenges. Through a full range of mental health and substance abuse services, The Kent Center assists over 3,200 members of the community a year, including adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, children and teens struggling with emotional difficulties, and families in need of support.


The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: April 11, 2008
Kent Center Welcomes Mayor Avedisian to Its New Home: Staff, Board & Campaign Committee Members Thank Him for Generous CDBG Support

David Lauterbach, President & CEO, The Kent Center and Mayor Avedisian.

(Warwick, RI)—On April 10th, Mayor Scott Avedisian toured The Kent Center's new flagship building, located on Post Road in the Greenwood section of Warwick, and received a warm welcome from Kent Center staff, Board Members, and Capital Campaign Committee members at a reception following the tour.

Mayor Avedisian was thanked for his steadfast support of The Kent Center. Most recently The Kent Center was awarded two Community Development Block Grants through the City of Warwick. A $15,900 grant was awarded to the Center's Victims of Trauma program. These funds, which the Center has received through CDBG for several years, provide mental health and/or substance abuse counseling and case management service for Warwick residents who have experienced trauma—as adult survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence and other traumatic events.

The Kent Center also received CDBG funding for the second year for its Capital Campaign, which is underway to support the purchase of the Center's new building. The Campaign has received a total of $150,000 in CDBG funds.

Kent Center President & CEO David Lauterbach praised the Mayor for his leadership and the role he has played in supporting Warwick's non-profit organizations. "We are truly fortunate in Warwick to have a Mayor who values the work of the non-profit community and the impact our work has in the lives of thousands of our neighbors in need."

Dr. Tamra Ringeling, Psychologist, Outpatient Services, The Kent Center and Mayor Avedisian. Dr. Ringeling works with clients who are trauma survivors.

Mary Zaroogian, Clinician, Youth & Family Services, The Kent Center and Mayor Avedisian.


The Kent Center PRESS RELEASE: February 21, 2008
Centreville Savings Bank Supports Kent Center's Capital Campaign

(L-R): Jean Gavigan, Chair, Kent Center Board of Directors; William Warburton, Executive Vice President, Babcock & Helliwell; Lori Dufficy, Vice President, Washington Trust Company; David Lauterbach, President/CEO, The Kent Center; Raymond J. Bolster II, President, Centreville Savings Bank; Robert Bjorklund, Executive Vice President, Centreville Savings Bank; Todd Seaback, Chair, Capital Campaign.

(Warwick, RI)-- Centreville Savings Bank has made a $5,000 initial donation to The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home. The Kent Center, a community behavioral healthcare organization, providing mental health and substance abuse services to over 3,200 adults, children and families a year, has undertaken a Capital Campaign to support the purchase of its new flagship building, located on Post Road in Warwick. The goal of the Campaign is to raise a minimum of $1.6 million. To date, over $900,000 has been raised.

"We could not be more pleased that Centreville Savings Bank, a very community minded organization, has come on board and is supporting this vitally important endeavor of ours," stated Todd Seaback, Vice President of RI Temps and the Campaign's Chairman. "We are also grateful that Bob Bjorklund, their Executive Vice President, is serving on the Campaign's Leadership Committee, and committing his time and energy to helping to ensure our Campaign's success."

The check was presented by Raymond J. Bolster II, President of Centreville Savings Bank to members of the Campaign's Leadership Committee on February 21st. To learn more about The Campaign for The Kent Center's New Home, click here.

 

 


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