Progress in 2012
During the past year, the Mental Health Foundation has worked hard to strengthen our organization to that we can help even more people.
- Expanded our “It’s Okay to Talk About it” grant program supporting peer to peer programs aimed at helping young people confront mental health challenges.
- Established a formal endowment fund to support future grant making;
- Presented our most successful August Evening in Saratoga to date.
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An August Evening in Saratoga 2012
Longtime Foundation benefactors Marylou Whitney and husband John Hendrickson were the honorees at the Mental Health Foundation’s annual August Evening in Saratoga. The event, at Saratoga National Golf Club, was hosted by former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his wife, Matilda Raffa Cuomo , who serves on the Foundation’s board.
“Marylou and John are the Foundations, earliest, most consistent and most generous supporters ,” Mrs. Cuomo said. “We love them and we are so indebted to them for helping us see and achieve a vision of what we should and can do!”
Ferragamo handbag, scarf and wallet – Maureen Rizzi
Ferragamo men’s briefcase – Lisa Pulver
$500 at the PRIME at Saratoga gift certificate – Dan Kinley
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The It’s Okay to Talk About It Grant Program 2012
As part of the Mental Health Foundation’s recent August Evening in Saratoga, the 2012 It Okay to Talk About It grant recipients were announced. The program recognizes and supports projects that promote a peer-to-peer exchange and encourage dialogue among young people about mental health. Six programs, including two new recipients, will share $30,000 in funding to support their outstanding and proven outreach activities
They are Equinox of Albany, The Mental Health Association of Nassau County, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Good Shepherd of Brooklyn, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Seven Valleys Health Coalition of Cortland County, NY. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will continue to partner with the Foundation under its 2011 grant.