Together, we can save so many lives

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you, our donors and supporters, for your generosity to the Graduate School during the past year.

Dear Friends,

First things first: I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you, our donors and supporters, for your generosity to the Graduate School during the past year. Did you realize that 70 percent of our students rely on need-based financial aid in order to be here? And that people like you make that possible with your caring donations?

When you stop and think about it, you've helped us achieve something truly remarkable. Since the Graduate School opened in 1999, over 700 newly minted master's degree recipients have fanned out across the country—and across the globe—to bring healing and recovery to countless numbers of families and individuals struggling with addiction.

You and I see the demand for treatment increasing around us every day. But tragically, the number of qualified treatment counselors is not nearly adequate to meet the growing need. That's why it's so very urgent that you continue to support our work.

I believe so strongly in the importance of increasing the ranks of our talented grads that I donate a portion of every single paycheck straight to the Graduate School. Won't you join me? If you are already a donor, please give again this year. And if not, make a gift to the Graduate School and see how wonderful it makes you feel!

Valerie Slaymaker, PhD
Chief Academic Officer & Provost
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

 

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