Inova Kellar Center Receives Generous $900,000 Gift from Kellar Family Foundation

Gift to Provide Support for Expansion of Services and Research Initiative

Falls Church, VA – (May 25, 2011) – Inova Kellar Center is pleased to announce a recent donation of $900,000 from the Kellar Family Foundation. It is among the largest, single, non-capital gifts Inova Kellar Center has received in its 20-year history. The gift will provide support to the general operating fund, the Arthur and Elizabeth Kellar Memorial Fund, the expansion of the Center’s Outpatient Family Services and significant support of the Inova Kellar Center Research Initiative.

“This is a tremendously generous gift,” said Rick Leichtweis, PhD, Director, Inova Kellar Center. “By providing funding to sustain and grow our services, this gift keeps alive the legacy of Art and Betty. It also allows us to continue to provide much-needed services to the families in our community. The research support will enable the Center to become a nationally-recognized Center of Excellence in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Healthcare.”

Inova Kellar Center is a not-for-profit comprehensive mental health/substance abuse use disorder and Special Education School, grades 3-12, in Fairfax County that has been providing excellent care and services for 20 years. Founded in 1991 with a visionary gift from Arthur and Elizabeth Kellar, the Center offers a continuum of outpatient services for children, adolescents and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, the couple’s legacy of charitable commitment lives on under the leadership of their daughters, Mary Kellar and Judy Kellar Box.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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