Jeremy Goldstein is a compensation lawyer based in New York. He is one of the professionals in the legal sector who are taking the initiative of changing the perception about the sectors’ approach to philanthropic initiatives. Goldstein is a board member of the Fountain House, an established organization in New York that caters to the needs of people suffering from mental illnesses. He has initiated numerous initiatives aimed at supporting these victims. Recently, he hosted two private wine dinners with the help of Omar Khan and Jim Finkel, the chairs of Wine Dinner. These two events were attended by high-profile guests who raised over $56,000 in support of the Fountain House. Fountain House is run as a professional organization that helps patients recovering from mental illnesses.
According to the world health organization, mental illness is a global health epidemic. In support of its victims, the Fountain House has come up with various programs that help the victims to live normal lives. Among the initiatives they have taken is one that provides victims with job employment opportunities. Jeremy Goldstein who is the founder of the Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC believes that supporting this group of disadvantaged human beings is a prestigious initiative. Through the wine dinner, Goldstein managed to bring together prestigious people to support a worthy cause such as mental health.
The first dinner was held at the rooftop of the NoMad hotel and featured some prestigious vintage wines. The event attracted a good number of high-profile individuals to a top private fundraiser that joined the list of top private fundraisers of the year. The second fundraiser was a follow up of the first dinner.
The first dinner raised $33,000 while the second one raised $23,000. These funds were directed to the Fountain House to support various initiatives.
Jeremy Goldstein joined Fountain House as a board member in 2010. He holds a J.D from New York University School of Law, masters from the University of Chicago and bachelors from Cornell University. As a lawyer, Goldstein has been involved in the operations of some of the largest corporations in the United States for the past 10 years. He has worked closely with CEO’s and management teams of these corporates to come up with better deals.
Fountain House has been around for over 70 years and has played a significant role in supporting people suffering from mental illnesses. This organization has created a platform where people living with mental illness are empowered to live worthy lives. Members of this organization participate in different community-based projects that encourage the community to embrace people living with mental illness as part of the community. Fountain House has the Fountain House Employment Program that secures employment opportunities to people living with mental illness. This program has secured employment opportunities for 42 percent of the participants, an incredible achievement since the unemployment rate among the people living with mental illness currently stands at over 85 percent.
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