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Hanley Foundation: A History

Hanley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation (tax ID 20-2871945) established in 2005.  Originally, the foundation was the nonprofit entity designed to support Hanley Center’s addiction research, education and treatment programs, and capital improvements to Hanley Center’s campuses in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach.

 In 1985, John W. “Jack” and Mary Jane Hanley established Hanley Center.  Like one-in-four Americans, the Hanleys had first-hand experience with addiction. When they retired to Palm Beach County in the early 1980s, they discovered there were no local treatment centers dedicated specifically to substance abuse treatment. 

 In partnership with United Way, the Hanleys assembled a volunteer team of the top business, civic, and political leadership in the community to lead the campaign to build a local center. Later, Hanley Center successfully expanded operations thanks to two capital campaigns conducted through Hanley Foundation – raising local funding and support of more than $6 million in the 90s and more than $10 million in the early 2000s. 

With the acquisition of Hanley Center by Origins Behavioral Health Services in late 2014, Hanley Foundation efforts are now focused on support for addiction treatment scholarships (financial aid), family support and community prevention and education programs. Special events like the Hanley Foundation Family Picnic and Golf Classic assist the foundation’s mission to raise dollars for education and prevention programs and to benefit the Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund.

In the 2014-15 fiscal year, Hanley Foundation provided $800,000.00 in prevention and education services in Florida, impacting the lives of more than 10,520 students, parents and caregivers. 

TIMELINE:

1972

  • John W. “Jack” and Mary Jane Hanley move to St. Louis where Jack is named president of Monsanto.
  • Mary Jane goes to St. Louis treatment facility – Edgewood. They considered Hazelden, but Jack wanted to be close while Mary Jane was in treatment.

 

1982

  • Jack retires from Monsanto in 1982.
  • Jack proposes moving to South Florida and investigating the need there to build a treatment center in Palm Beach County.
  • Jack commissions the United Way to conduct feasibility study. Need for a center is confirmed.
  • Jack and Mary Jane meet with their children about committing family money to this cause.
  • Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. is formed. This mission supports grants to nonprofit charities supporting addiction treatment, education and prevention.
    • The first Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. grant is made to United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of America with purpose of developing a treatment center.
  • Hazelden board commits to its first facility outside of Minnesota – goal is for treatment center to be opened in partnership with Hazelden.
  • United Way of Palm Beach County convenes a steering committee to secure 501(c)3 status and determine if a $4 million funding goal could be reached in Palm Beach County.

 

1983

  • Amidst concerns about raising local funding, Mary Jane decides to tell her story personally to assist with outreach to Palm Beach County community for funding.
  • Mary Jane speaks to a neighborhood gathering at Lost Tree Village. Support is resounding and momentum begins.
  • Campaign committee is established.
  • Hanley-Hazelden Counseling Center opens its doors in West Palm Beach as day-treatment counseling for addiction.

 

1984-85

  • Three major speaker events are established to educate community about the disease of addiction.
  • July 24, 1984 – press conference to announce St. Mary’s Hospital agreement to long-term lease of 6-acre parcel. Three-way partnership between Hanley family, Hazelden and St. Mary’s is established.
  • March 29, 1985 – groundbreaking for new treatment center. William Howden from Pratt & Whitney announces $250,000 gift. Completion targeted for May 1986.
  • Hanley-Hazelden begins education outreach with employee assistance programs supervisory training seminars, workshops for nurses and Rotary/Kiwanis info sessions.
  • July 20, 1985 -- United Airlines Foundation tops off campaign goal. Kresge Foundation challenge grant assists campaign success.

 

1986

  • September 29, 1986 -- Hanley-Hazelden Center at St. Mary’s opens.
  • Leadership starts fundraising for scholarship money to assist Palm Beach County residents who couldn’t afford the full cost of treatment. Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund is established.

 

1987-1988

  • Education and outreach continues with monthly community awareness programs at St. Mary’s. Speakers’ bureau and educational seminars reach out to clergy, nurses, social workers, etc.
  • 1988 – Tensions begin to surface on board. Hanley-Hazelden Advisory Board is formed to cultivate and foster strong relationships between the center and the community.

 

1990

  • November, 1990-- “Kootz Education Center” building opens on campus with generous funding from June Kootz.

 

1993

  • Major $5 million fundraising campaign is chaired by Anita Hamilton Michaels. Exceeded goals by more than 20% -- raising $6.4 million in support of Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund, Hanley Center Foundation endowment and capital expansion for Center for Older Adult Recovery.

 

1998

  • In the mid 1990s, Hanley Center begins to take an active role in offering substance abuse preventions programs in Palm Beach County for families, youth and older adults.
  • Board member, Pat Rooney, and the Rooney Family Foundation provide funding to assist development of research-based prevention programming for young children and families. Roots and Wings is launched.

 

2001

  • July 1, 2001 – Hanley-Hazelden’s 17-year relationship with St. Mary’s ends when hospital was acquired by Tenet Hospitals Corporation. Hanley Center’s charter prevents affiliation with for-profit entity.
  • Hanley negotiates buy-out of land and an additional 3-acres on property.
  • Hanley-Hazelden purchases additional land on 45th Street.
  • Prevention department introduces Project Northland to local middle schools. Quickly expand reach beyond Palm Beach County to add Broward and Charlotte counties.

 

2002

  • In partnership with Hazelden Foundation, Betty Ford Center and Caron Treatment Centers, Hanley presents high-profile series of events around the country: “Women Healing.”
  • Prevention department adds services to Sarasota County.

2004

  • Building Hope capital campaign is launched. Dick Robinson and Anne Keresey lead campaign to enable construction of Resource Center – with accessible entrance for pubic to access Serenity Bookstore.
  • Campaign creates board tensions again and Hazelden and Hanley agree to part ways.

 

2007

  • Building Hope campaign raises $10 million. Resource Center is dedicated in November 2007. Major donors include Hanley Family Foundation and Barbara Rogers (daughter of Jack C. Massey – bookstore namesake.)

 

2010

  • May 2010 Hanley Center opens Gate Lodge campus in Vero Beach.
  • Mangrove Group young leaders program introduced.
  • Monthly alumni anniversary night celebrations are introduced.

 

2011

  • The Hanley Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Mary Jane and son, Michael, continue to serve on board of Hanley Center. All of children and grandchildren serve on board of Hanley Family Foundation.
  • May 11, 2011 Hanley Board votes to join forces with Caron Treatment Centers.  Hanley Foundation remains a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit entity from the Hanley Center.

2013

  • Hanley Foundation launches capital campaign to fund expansion of facilities for Boomer and Older Adult programming and to introduce Adolescent Treatment Services to offerings.
  • Hanley Foundation launches “Got a Minute” ad campaign to highlight prevention facts and awareness.

2014

  • December 2014 -- Origins Behavioral Healthcare acquires Hanley Center and moves headquarters to Palm Beach County. Foundation offices allowed to remain on Hanley Center campus. Offices move from Hanley Resource Center to new location.

 

2015

  • With the acquisition of Hanley Center by Origins Behavioral Health Services in late 2014, Hanley Foundation efforts are now focused on support for addiction treatment scholarships (financial aid), family support, and community prevention programs. Special events like the Hanley Foundation's Family Picnic and Golf Classic assist the foundation’s mission to raise dollars for education and prevention programs and to benefit the Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund.
  • Through meetings with major donors, capital campaign dollars are converted to Lifesaver Patient Aid fund and Prevention programs.
  • During 2014-15 fiscal year, Hanley Foundation provides $800,000.00 in prevention and education services in Florida, impacting the lives of more than 10,520 students, parents and caregivers. 

 

For more information on getting involved or to make a donation to Hanley Foundation, please contact foundation@hanleyfoundation.org or call 561-841-1212.

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Hanley Foundation, Inc.

900 54th Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
561-841-1000