McLean concluded its largest and most comprehensive fundraising initiative on December 31, 2016, surpassing the $100M goal by $7M and ahead of schedule. From seeding new clinical programs to funding novel research, and from expanding infrastructure to attracting world-class leaders, the campaign’s impact is apparent across the hospital.
“The campaign’s trajectory was phenomenal,” said David S. Barlow, chairman of McLean’s Board of Trustees. “The tremendous support from our donors has given this national treasure the boost needed to meet many long-term goals.”
Launched in 2012, the campaign enabled major investments toward the hospital’s strategic goals, including launching seven Centers of Excellence—with each achieving synergy through the integration of McLean’s mission elements: clinical, research, and training activities.
Another primary focus was to attract and reinforce world-class talent—a goal that has been met at nearly every level of the organization. New donor-funded fellowships opened the door for innovative research and education, and three endowed chairs support leadership positions at McLean in perpetuity.
Other investments improved infrastructure and access to care. An anonymous grant facilitated the expansion of the Admissions Building, increasing inpatient capacity by 31 beds and enabling an estimated 1,000 more individuals to receive care annually. Another foundation grant provided a state of the art 3 Tesla MRI scanner, promoting progress in neuroimaging research. Numerous gifts launched new clinical programs and seeded novel research, increasing the capacity to translate scientific findings into therapeutic interventions and better clinical care.
“We are humbled by the generosity of our donors,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, McLean’s president and psychiatrist in chief and Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry. “This campaign has impacted every aspect of the hospital and strengthened our mission of improving the lives of individuals and families affected by psychiatric illness.”