With mental illness affecting over 450 million people annually and a leading cause of death, it is quickly becoming a humanitarian crisis, a factor that the World health organization and renowned individuals like Jeremy Goldstein acknowledge.
It is for this reason that Jeremy, a board member of the Fountain House Foundation recently came together with two other board members, namely; Omar Khan and Jim Finkel to host a private wine dinner in a bid to help raise funds for the charity organization.
The dinner was held on the sophisticated rooftop of the ultramodern Nomad Hotel and it attracted high profile members of the society, a factor that saw Jeremy and the other organizers successful raisemore than $56, 000 for the charity organization.
The organization focuses on supporting those living with mental illness and their families. Besides raising funds, the Wine dinner was also held with the primary aim of recognizing the pivotal role that the Fountain House foundation has been playing in the society with regards to mental illness since its inception in 1944. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein Hosts Winer Dinner Supporting Fountain House | Patch and Jeremy Goldstein | Ideamesh
Initially known as We Are Not Alone, a name it was given by its six founders to remind those who have mental illness that they are not alone in their struggles, Fountain House is an organization focused on ensuring that those recovering from mental illness are not left out.
It does this through the provision of work and learning opportunities, as well as offering them an opening to showcase their skills and talents to the community. Through the various initiatives it uses to achieve this, the foundation has seen tremendous success with 42% of its members getting an opportunity to lead healthy lives through employment opportunities in the real world. The name Fountain House was coined from the beautiful fountain located in the Fountain building’s garden.
More about Jeremy
Jeremy Goldstein became a board member on Fountain House’s board of directors in 2010, and since then has been instrumental in its successful operations.
Jeremy, a highly influential corporate attorney is an alumnus of New York’s University from which he earned his JD. In addition, he is also a graduate of Cornell and Chicago Universities, from which he graduated with a BA Cum Laude and an MA respectively.
For the past decade, Jeremy’s top-shelf knowledge and experience have seen him partake some of the most significant transactions in the corporate world. For instance, he was among the corporate attorneys who oversaw the acquisition of Duke Energy by Progress Energy, Goldman Sachs by TPG, Goodrich and United Technologies among many others.
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