DCI Campaign Committee Mobilizing Community Support

Pictured, L to R: Rob O’Leary; DCI board chair Joe Haines; DCI Executive Director, Jim Prosper; Doug Bauer; Mark Saline; DCI campaign committee chair Bob Ordiway; Journey Health System Director of Institutional Advancement Tana Smith; Jim Ryan; John Dippold; and Bill Hoffman.
(Not available for photo: DCI capital campaign committee co-chair William C. Conrad; Gennaro Aiello, Jen Dippold; Frank Straub, and Leah Whiteman.)


Dickinson Center Inc. (DCI), a non-profit organization and affiliate of Journey Health System, is proud to announce significant progress in its “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign, supporting the St. Marys' building project. Through the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations, DCI has raised over $1 million toward its $1.5 million campaign goal.

Spearheaded by the dedicated efforts of DCI’s Capital Campaign Committee, volunteers are actively engaged in leading a community-wide fundraising effort. Their tireless efforts underscore the vital role of community involvement in supporting mental health and wellness initiatives.

Despite reaching the $1 million milestone, there is still work to be done. The “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign has a remaining goal of $360,000 to reach its $1.5 million target. With continued community support, DCI is confident in achieving this objective in order to provide accessible, essential mental health care and wellness services to those in need.

“Many individuals within our community, both residents and members of the workforce, experience the profound impact of mental health challenges,” said Bob Ordiway, DCI Capital Campaign Committee Chair. "We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from our community.  The dedication of our Capital Campaign Committee and the generosity of our donors demonstrate the collective commitment to enhancing behavioral health services in the St. Marys area and beyond."

For more information on how you can join the momentum and contribute to Dickinson Center’s “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign, please visit www.givetodickinson.org or contact Tana Smith at 814.594.3737.  Every donation, no matter the size, makes a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families accessing behavioral health services.

Dickinson Center has been providing behavioral health services in the City of St. Marys for over 25 years.  Annually, over 1,200 children and adults depend on Dickinson Center’s St. Marys behavioral health services for vital support. Additionally, classroom-based, life-saving, suicide prevention and other mental health awareness education is provided to nearly 1,500 elementary, middle and high school students across Elk and Cameron counties.