Catalyzing Communities

Impact Report 2023

Thanks to you—Hazelden Betty Ford's alumni, families, friends—2023 was a year of excitement and transformation across the organization, and the nation. As we know, recovery thrives in community, when we come together around shared experiences and goals. Together, we are catalyzing communities across the nation and starting conversations about how we can reach more people with the life-saving message of recovery. Through our collective efforts and with innovative and expanded services, we will help individuals and families break through to find a new life in recovery. We are grateful for your support, whether it is helping one individual take the very first step to seek assistance, or breaking down stigma so thousands more people will access treatment without fear. Together, we will continue to be a force of healing and hope.

Together with your generosity in 2023: 6.4 million in financial assistance. 76 percent increase in families receiving support. 448 calls each day. More than 1 million books and digital resources. Students from 43 states and 17 countries.

Featured Stories

Inspiration, Impact and Gratitude 2023

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Full Circle

Angela's experience in Hazelden Betty Ford's Children's Program helped make her who she is today. Last summer, her journey came full circle by returning to the Betty Ford Center campus to learn about addiction as a medical student.

Angela smiling infront of a wall of teddy bears

Inspired to Help Others

Today, Phil is a successful businessperson and entrepreneur. He's also a husband, father and grandfather. But for years he hid a secret that almost killed him. Now, he gives back to make sure others find life-saving care.

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Giving Back in Gratitude

One family is using their own experience as a springboard to be there for others. In Lisa's words: "I wouldn't wish this journey on anyone, but we're all so much healthier and stronger because of it."

The Logan family standing in front of a pond in a forest

With the help of supporters who share our mission, Hazelden Betty Ford earned the highest scores in Newsweek's ranking of the best addiction treatment centers. Our top status was also demonstrated in a recently published study that showed our patient outcomes are higher than national averages.

With Gratitude

We are grateful for the many volunteer leaders who partner with us and with others throughout the country as part of our community, helping to advance our life-saving mission and empower recovery and well-being for all.

Governing Boards and Councils

Board of Trustees 

Susan Ford Bales

Ruthie Barker

Kathryn Helgaas Burgum

James Frey

James R. Greenbaum

Ann B. Highet

Joseph Lee, MD

Maria McDonald

Nancy Orr

Bill Parker

Mary Turner Pattiz, PhD*

Gloria Perez

John Power, Sr.

Robert Reifschneider

Cini Gannon Robb

Mike Sime

Cameron Strang

Quinton Studer

Donald Warne

Jonathan Webb

MaryPat Woodard

Graduate School Board of Governors

Carlton Erickson, PhD

Stephen Dinwiddie, MD

Derek Francis

The Hon. Susan Fox Gillis

John F. Kelly, PhD

Lisa Laitman

William Lammers

Patricia Lampkin, EdD

Stacie Mathewson

Dawn McFarland

Bennett Rosenthal

Anderson Saint Georges

Cameron Strang

Constance M. Weisner, DrPH

Betty Ford Center Council 

Adair Brown

James R. Greenbaum

Eric Lund

Stephen McCormack

Maria McDonald

Cheryl McKinley

Peter Morimoto

Dee Rambeau

Rob Reifschneider

Roberta Reifschneider

Bernard Ruiz-Picasso

Christopher M. Tull

Chicago Council

Doug Baum

Lindsay Clark

Hon. Susan Fox Gillis

Jim Hofheimer

Lois Joast

Brendan M. Mulshine

Lester Munson

Danny Nikitas

Janis Robinson

Philip Szczepaniak

Frank Wilberding, Jr.

Florida Council

Michael Fina

Carl Locke

Arch W. Shaw II

Minnesota Council

Janet Carlson

Litton Field

Theia Johnson

Elizabeth King

John Magnuson

Nancy Orr

Andrea Stimmel

Catherine Lane Weyerhaeuser

Julie Zelle

New York Council 

Ronan Harty

Margaret Brennan Hassett

Steven Hornstock

Robert. M. Manocherian

Judith Davidson Moyers

Charles Rubenstein

Paul Zumbro

Pacific Northwest Council 

Keith Bailey

Barbara Farris

Ann B. Highet

Donald Thiry

Society of Canada Council 

Grant Fuhr

Brian Mahoney



2023 Financial Report

Download the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Financial Highlights.

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2023 Endowment Report

Download the complete endowment accounts report.

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