For the past ten years, Fountain House has held a Fall Fete every October. Last year’s event was their Tenth Annual Fountain House Fall Fete. Like all of their activities, the main focus of this event is to honor those who strive to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.
At last year’s event, they honored George Petrides for his work with people suffering from mental illness and their friends and family. It’s crucial that every affected by mental illness – directly or indirectly – seek some form of support. Petrides went through his own issues when he was younger, and he remembers how beneficial it was to talk things over with others.
Over the past few years, more and more people have come forward about their struggles with mental illness. Thanks to people like George Petrides and Jeremy Goldstein, the walls separating people with mental illness are coming down.
Jeremy Goldstein, a New York lawyer, became so inspired by Fountain House’s fight that he began hosting wine dinners to raise for the charity. Last year, he held two wine dinners for the most prestigious New York socialites. The first dinner raised $33,000 and the second raised $23,000.
When Jeremy Goldstein isn’t working with Fountain House, he’s busy being one of New York’s top business attorneys. After leaving Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, he established his own firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC. Since then, his firm’s handled transactions involving big-name companies like Verizon, AT&T, Duke Energy, and Merck.
His firm specializes in advising compensation committees, CEOs, and management teams. Recently, Jeremy Goldstein’s become the voice of reason in the argument over which employee benefits to offer. Goldstein specializes in executive compensation and corporate governance.
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