August Evening in Saratoga '13 more than just academic!
A large and enthusiastic crowd packed the Saratoga National Golf Club for the Mental Health Foundation's annual August Evening in Saratoga to meet and welcome Robert J. Jones, the new president of the University at Albany.
An impressive turnout of six college and university presidents, including Skidmore College President Phillip Glotzbach, RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson, Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew Matonek, SUNY Empire State College President Merody Hancock, and SUNY Adirondack President Kris Duffy were on hand to welcome UAlbany President Jones along with Foundation Board member and former New York First Lady Matilda Cuomo who co-chaired the event with First Lady of Saratoga, Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson.
Representatives of the Foundation's current grant recipients were also in attendance along with U.S. Representative Paul Tonko.
Monday, August 19th, Saratoga National
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Honorary Co-Chairs: Matilda Raffa Cuomo and Marylou Whitney
Honoring: Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., 19th President, University at Albany
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A special THANK YOU to our sponsors for this event:
Pfizer, University at Albany, Colley Asset Management, CSEA, New York State United Teachers, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Tri-City Rentals, Albany Medical Center, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, Nowak Associates, CBS 6 News Albany, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prime at Saratoga National, Look TV, Sentron Associates. Flirtacious Design; Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, Mark T. O’Rourke, Stephen and Carol Allocco, Leila Salmon, Robert and Susan Ungerer, Joel Davidson, Anne Crowley,Cannon Kay Carol Hotaling
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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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.