Congratulations to Bipolar Perspectives creator George Petrides on receiving this year’s Associates Advocacy Award from Fountain House! We’re so proud that George and Bipolar Perspectives are being recognized for their contributions to mental health advocacy and awareness.
Read more about Fountain House and the important work they do for those with mental illness.
Tickets for the awards ceremony can be purchased here. See details of the event below:
2017 Fountain House Fall Fête, 10th Anniversary
The Associates Committee will host their Tenth Annual Fountain House Fall Fête on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. This event serves to introduce a new audience of prominent leaders to Fountain House’s comprehensive mental health model and its mission to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.
The program features Fountain House’s successful education programs and highlights the Danny Zorn Scholarship Award Fund, which was established in 2011.
We are pleased to honor George Petrides with the Associates Advocacy Award at this year’s Fall Fete for his work helping people affected by mental illness, both those affected directly as well as their friends and family. He has successfully managed a condition known as Bipolar II for most of his life and shares his story in person and on the web (at www.bipolarperspectives.org).
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and both an MBA and an MA from Stanford University, George worked as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He has held positions at several major firms and for the last five years has had his own M&A boutique. He has achieved many things in his life, however, he considers regaining his health in the face of a potentially debilitating condition to be one of his greatest achievements. At this stage in his life, he has decided to “come out” with the goal of helping others, just as many people helped him when he was regaining his health. He considers Fountain House to be a wonderful community that provides the kind of support that he was able to receive from family and friends and without which he would not have succeeded.
Cocktails and Auction
Dinner and Program
The Racquet and Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd
Jacket and Tie
For more information, please call Fountain House Director of Special Events Caroline Slaten at 212-582-0341 x317.