The Bowen Center leased and later purchased a condominium office suite at 4400 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Washington, DC 20007 in 1995. The Georgetown Family Center became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1990 and launched a five-year fundraising campaign called the Future Fund, successfully raising the funds for the down payment and closing costs for the condominium suite it had occupied since becoming separate from Georgetown University. The suite includes a conference room/classroom for conducting the postgraduate training program and other educational programs, an audiovisual library, offices for clinical services and supervision, and the Bowen Library that was dedicated to Dr. Bowen in 1991. It houses over 500 books on Bowen theory on family therapy and on many scientific disciplines that inform Bowen theory.
The location of the Center provides close proximity to three area universities where the Annual Symposium and other large conferences are often held. The Center is within reasonable distance of three airports and is accessible by public transportation.
The operating expenses of the Family Center come from tuition for training programs, fees for conferences and symposia, proceeds from the sale of publications and videotapes, and fees for clinical services provided in the Family Center’s sliding-fee clinic. The Bowen Center accepts tax-deductible contributions to close the gap between revenues from these activities and the costs of funding the Center.
In 2011, the Bowen Center initiated a five-year fundraising campaign, the Campaign for the Future, which has both annual and capital goals. As has been the tradition for many years, the Annual Fund is used to sustain and expand our programs. The purpose, as always, is to use resources in ways that fulfill our mission to develop and disseminate Bowen theory as widely as possible.
The combination of capital funds donated in the first year as well as the pledge of additional funds over the next four years led us to commit reserve funds so that the entire classroom renovation could be accomplished before the end of year two. The classroom was dedicated in memory of Dr. Roberta Holt on June 12, 2013.
With your continued support, we will be able to continue to expand our programs, improve our facilities, and replenish our cash reserves by the end of the Campaign. Please contact Ruth Sagar if you have questions or would like to make a donation.