Jeremy Goldstein is a New York-based attorney and the founding partner of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, a boutique firm that provides a range of corporate governance and executive compensation services. In his role with the company, Goldstein has been a part of several large acquisition proceedings, including Duke Energy/Progress Energy, Merck/Schering Plough and the purchase of Goodrich by United Technologies. Jeremy Goldstein has also been involved with the American Bar Association Business Section, where he serves as the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee. The legal professional has been involved in a wealth of non-profit and charitable organizations, both before and after founding his own firm.
Most recently, he held a charity wine dinner called Mental Illness: You Are not A Rhone, which was held in the Nomad Hotel Roofdeck on May 21. The event was to benefit the Fountain House, a charity which focuses on supporting and treating people who suffer from mental health issues. Founded in 1944, the organization not only helps people with their illnesses but looks to improve awareness for the challenges that many may face when overcoming their problems. Originally called We Are Not Alone, the non-profit changed its name after moving to a new building in 1948, which happened to have a fountain as one of the main exterior attractions.
The Fountain House notes that more and more people have been suffering from mental health issues in recent years, with the World Health Organization highlighting that 25% of people will suffer from such an illness at some point in their lives. The charity has also noted that 20% of people go to a mental health specialist every year to address their illness. Throughout the past few years, the non-profit has gathered a significant amount of information on the challenges that mental health sufferers face as the result of their illness, with high unemployment being one of the largest; according to Fountain House, 15% of mental health patients remain in long-term unemployment.
Because of this, the charity has established a variety of initiatives to help tackle this issue, with the Fountain House Employment Program being one of the more prominent. Since being established, the program has been able to place a significant number of its patients back into employment, thanks in large part to the support and other services that it offers. With the younger people that the Fountain House works with, it notes that it’s helped a considerable number of them graduate from high school at a rate of 77%, significantly more than the 32% that graduate without help. For this to happen, however, the Fountain House requires funding regularly, which is what Jeremy Goldstein looked to address with the Mental Illness: You Are not A Rhone event.
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