April 5, 2013
Dear Friends of Scott Newman Center & Rowdy Ridge,
The Scott Newman Center was established almost thirty years ago as a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse and domestic violence. Over the past twenty years, its primary program has been the Rowdy Ridge Camp, a unique residential summer camp for families who have been affected by substance abuse and/or domestic violence.
The families who come to camp exist at or below the poverty level so the program is offered to them at no cost. Therefore, the Center has been dependent on the generosity of hundreds of individual donors and foundations to support its work. Thousands of individuals have benefited from the work of the Center, thanks to the ongoing support of these donors and foundations.
For the past five years, the Center has seen an overall decline in contributions, despite increased efforts to expand its donor base. In 2012, Rowdy Ridge could not run at full capacity. The Board of Directors has determined that there are insufficient funds to run the program in 2013.
Our Board of Directors has therefore made the difficult decision that we could no longer provide this program and therefore have no other choice but to move in the direction of
dissolving the Scott Newman Center as a charitable organization.
The Center will file for final dissolution on December 31, 2013 if by that date no other sufficient funding has been secured. Any remaining assets will be given to other charities
that serve the same population as the Center.
We appreciate that in the past you have been supportive of the Scott Newman Center and Rowdy Ridge Camp. On behalf of all the families who have become stronger, happier and
more hopeful for their future because of your generosity, we thank you for all you have
|Judith L. Borck,
Board of Directors