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Bollinger Campus in Warren, PA

You can help make dreams come true with a gift to the Capital Campaign at the Bollinger Campus of the Barber National Institute. This $1.4 million project is raising the funds needed to help Bollinger renovate its facilities and expand and enhance services to adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Warren-Forest County region.

BE inspired, BE included, Be invested

The theme of the campaign, BE inspired, BE included and BE invested, will focus on three major areas:

  1. Renovations to the current facilities located at 44 N. State Street in North Warren;
  2. Adding to the vehicle fleet to enable more opportunities for community activities and involvement;
  3. Expanding programs relating to community employment and community participation support.

A major portion of funds raised will also fund renovations that include adding insulation, repairing sidewalks and parking areas, overhauling restrooms, creation of new offices and conference rooms, and updating electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.

“We are excited about the opportunities that we can bring to adults in our region,” said Dr. William Clark, executive director of the Bollinger Campus. “We are thankful for the tremendous support we have always received from businesses and donors in the Warren area, and I am confident that they will again invest in our mission and the adults and families of our community.”

Planning for the capital campaign has been underway for more than a year with a committee of staff, board members and representatives from the community.  The committee is chaired by Kelly Johnson, and includes Bob Crowley, Julie Bennet, Dean Huya, and John Kersey with staff Julia Fratrich, Ron Heinrich and Dr. Clark.

The campaign launch will include an announcement about the first major gift, a $450,000 grant from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.  The donation will fund the purchase of new vehicles over three years to facilitate a wider variety of community activities for adults.