August Evening in Saratoga focuses on addressing unmet needs Event showcases efforts of Bob Woodruff to help returning veterans
Gov. Mario and Matilda Cuomo, Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson topped the guest list as the Mental Health Foundation presented its 9th annual August Evening in Saratoga. The event honored ABC TV Correspondent Bob Woodruff, who turned his near death experience when wounded on assignment in Iraq into a new beginning. The Bob Woodruff Foundation funds innovative programs to help returning Veterans. The Mental Health Foundation presented Woodruff with a check for $10,000 to support an initiative addressing unmet mental health needs.
A TRULY SPECIAL EVENING IN NEW YORK
The Mental Health Foundation honored Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D, one of the world's leading voices on mental health at its recent Special Evening in New York. Recipients of the Foundation's It's Okay to Talk About It grant program were also announced at the gathering which was hosted by Foundation board member and former New York First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo.
Pictured l to r, Dr. Lieberman, Christina Rajotte, Equinox, Inc.; Heather Burack, Good Shepherd Services; Anna Maria Maritato, Foudantion Board Vice President; Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Good Shepherd Services; Linda Van Meter, East Stroudsburg State University of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Cuomo; Stephen Madarasz, Foundation Board President.
Mental Health Foundation announces 2014
“It’s Okay to Talk About It” grants
The Mental Health Foundation has announced its 2014 “It’s Okay to Talk About It” grant recipients. Seven projects designed to reach young adults through a peer-to-peer approach will share $25,000 in funding.
The grant program was suggested to the Foundation by Marylou Whitney and her husband John Hendrickson. The grant recipients were announced at the Foundation’s Special Evening in New York.