(Pictured from the left: Tana Smith, Director of Institutional Advancement at Journey Health System; Jim Prosper, Executive Director at Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI); Mark Saline, President of Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems; Alex Gasbarre, CEO of Gasbarre Products, Inc. and Bob Ordiway, DCI Board Campaign Committee Chair.)
Dickinson Center, Inc., an affiliate of Journey Health System, was recently awarded $10,000 toward their new building project in St. Marys from Gasbarre Products, Inc. located in DuBois, Pennsylvania.
“We are thankful for the generosity of Gasbarre. It demonstrates their commitment to the communities we jointly operate in, but also reinforces the vital connection between local businesses and the well-being of others.”
~ Jim Prosper, executive director at DCI
“We are thankful for the generosity of Gasbarre. It demonstrates their commitment to the communities we jointly operate in, but also reinforces the vital connection between local businesses and the well-being of others,” said Jim Prosper, executive director at Dickinson Center, Inc. “We’re grateful for their gift, since it will directly impact the quality of care that Dickinson provides.”
Dickinson Center is in the process of building a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot facility within the lots along Railroad and Market streets. Integration of all Dickinson Center’s St. Marys programs into one building will not only increase service accessibility, but also increase organizational effectiveness while also bringing a positive transformation to downtown St. Marys.
The project's anticipated timeline includes construction bid packets going out this November and a goal of groundbreaking in the spring of 2024. Funding for Dickinson Center’s project will be comprised of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding, a community-wide fundraising campaign, grants and Dickinson’s operating funds. Thus far, the organization received $2.5 million in state RACP funding and is currently in the process of applying for federal funding.
CEO Alex Gasbarre stated, “On behalf of the entire Gasbarre team, we are excited to be able to support the Dickinson Center expansion project in downtown St. Marys. It has always been important to our family and Gasbarre Products to support the communities in which we operate. The services that the Dickinson Center provides to the region are important to allow individuals and businesses to continue to thrive, now and in the future. We just completed our expansion project on Washington Street, and we are excited to see the Dickinson Center expand as well!”
Gasbarre was founded in 1973 to design, manufacture and service a complete line of powder compaction and sizing presses for the powder metallurgy industry. Since that time, Gasbarre has earned a worldwide reputation as a full service supplier to the powder metallurgy, particulate materials and thermal processing industries. With over 200 employees in seven locations, Gasbarre stands alone in the ability to offer equipment and services for all applications related to powder compaction and thermal processing.
Dickinson Center, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization, has been providing behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and children's prevention services in rural Northwestern Pennsylvania for over 60 years, including over 25 years in St. Marys.
To learn more and to make a gift to Dickinson Center’s “Building for Tomorrow” campaign, visit www.givetodickinson.org .