Jeremy Goldstein, a board member of Fountain House, co-chaired the 5th Annual Fall Fete of Fountain House on November 1, 2012. The purpose of the event was to show how Fountain House works to alleviate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Joining Goldstein as co-chairs were Byrdie Bell, Sarah Simmons Goldstein, Kathleen and Reha Kocatas, Jennifer Oken, Lil Phillips, Madeleine Potvin and Alexandre Desmarais, Katie Tozer, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, and Katie Zorn.
One of the event’s highlights was the speech given by Goldstein on the Associates Scholarship Fund. He explained that the creation of this fund was due to the impact of Foundation House in the lives of people. The Associates Scholarship Fund awards two Fountain House members scholarships to assist them in their education.
Goldstein became part of Fountain House as a member of the Board of Directors in 2010. He graduated cum laude for his B.A. in Cornell University and went on to attend the University of Chicago where he earned his M.A. Goldstein also has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Aside from his work at Fountain House, he is also a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, a law firm based in New York.
Fountain House was first established in New York to help people with mental illness integrate into society and lead fulfilled lives. It has four areas of focus: employment, health care, education, and homelessness. Around 1,600 members participate in Fountain House’s programs annually. Since it was established in 1948, Fountain House’s approach has been implemented in 30 other countries and 32 states.
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