Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Inova Press Release
Inova Kellar Center is honored to be a recipient of the Cardinal Bank Charity Classic. The annual fundraiser, held May 16 at the Country Club of Fairfax, raised more than $250,000, bringing the nine-year fundraising total to more than $2,285,000.
The funds raised from the 2011 tournament will be used to continue Cardinal’s partnership with Inova Kellar Center, while also supporting other community outreach programs and organizations through the Cardinal Bank Community Fund.
“Cardinal Bank and Inova Kellar Center are a classic example of the benefits that can be achieved through a public-private partnership that work together to improve the lives of children and their families in our community,” said Rick Leichtweis, PhD, Executive Director, Inova Kellar Center. “Because of Cardinal Bank’s on-going support, we have expanded our service capabilities to accommodate the growing demand in our community and to ensure services to those without the necessary resources.”
“The Cardinal Classic represents one of the many ways in which Cardinal Bank gives back to our communities,” said Kevin Reynolds, Regional President, Cardinal Bank. “Even during challenging economic times, this annual event continues to be strongly supported by our clients, business partners and community friends. We are truly making a tangible and positive impact in the lives of families served by Inova Kellar Center and the charitable organizations supported through the Cardinal Bank Community Fund."
More than 1,000 volunteers, donors and business partners participated in the annual event. Held at the Country Club of Fairfax, the tournament drew more than 250 golf and tennis players, including Honorary Chairman Sid Dewberry, Founder and Chairman of Dewberry, an award-winning professional services firm that provides architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services.
Inova Kellar Center is celebrating 20 years as a not-for-profit, comprehensive mental health/substance use disorder and Special Education School, treating children, adolescents and their families. The Center is recognized throughout the Commonwealth as the “provider of choice” and has improved the lives of thousands of children and families through its integrated system of evaluation, treatment and continuing care. The Kellar School, of Inova Kellar Center, is a fully licensed and accredited therapeutic day school offering structured, individualized educational programs to students in grades 3-12 with emotional, learning and/or behavioral issues that interfere with their ability to learn.