Supporting the Riggs Annual Fund
“I give to the Austen Riggs Center because patients are cared for in a way that makes the most sense to me--we share a commitment to healing the whole person. To me, this means taking the time to understand the pain our patients express; helping them to appreciate the uncertainties of living; and acknowledging, identifying, and encouraging their strengths.
For 100 years, the Austen Riggs Center has stayed the course through difficult times. I support the Annual Fund to ensure it remains a haven for those of us who believe the relationship is central to all healing and growth.” - Gertrude Cleave Carter, MSW, DONOR SINCE 1977
Trudy Carter served as Director of the College Counseling Service for Students at Bennington College, Vermont, from 1988 until 2006. After retiring from Bennington, Trudy continued private psychotherapy practice in Williamstown and Edgartown, where she also served as a bereavement social worker at Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Trudy has been a vital member of the Riggs community: A loyal donor; a valued referring clinician; and a respected author and editor of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy who collaborated with the Erikson Institute for Education and Research on the annual College Counseling Service Conference, now in its seventeenth year.
There’s still time to make your end-of-year gift, so we can continue to offer financial assistance to patients who need it most.