Dear MHA-NYC Supporters,
We would like to thank each and every one of you for your enthusiastic support of MHA-NYC’s 2014 Gala Working for Wellness and Beyond. The over 500 attendees who filled the ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City to capacity were treated to an informative and inspirational evening. Setting a fundraising record of 1.1 million dollars, people gathered together to honor military veterans, to shine a spotlight on the practical and emotional challenges they face when they return home, and to recognize companies and corporate leaders who have shown a strong commitment to employing veterans, and thus helping them along the road to wellness.
MHA-NYC has long partnered with national and local veterans organizations, government, businesses, and more to address the array of emotional and social challenges veterans face after leaving the battlefield. Our Gala was just one more way we are working to help millions of veterans make a healthy transition back into civilian life.
Last night, we were proud to recognize Gregory Fleming – President of Wealth Management and Investment Management at Morgan Stanley and a longtime advocate for veterans and their families – for the outstanding leadership and commitment that he and Morgan Stanley have made in hiring and mentoring veterans.
We were also thrilled to pay tribute to Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Guinta, the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, our country’s highest award for valor in action. Sergeant Guinta was introduced during the evening by Colonel Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient himself.
Thank you all for your support of MHA-NYC and for your support of our veterans: the men and women who have given so much of themselves in service of us all. We stand together as we continue working for wellness…and beyond.
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to contribute, please visit our donations page.
Kevin Danehy, Chairman of the Board of MHA-NYC and Giselle Stolper, President and CEO, MHA-NYC
Videos from the Event
In this video that opened the gala, “Working for Wellness and Beyond,” MHA-NYC executive staff introduced the audience to our veterans initiatives and how they are making a difference for veterans and their families.
Watch as Kevin Danehy addresses MHA-NYC’s national impact, its leadership role as a not-for-profit, and its excelling mission to serve those who are in need of mental health services.
Watch as Giselle Stolper addresses MHA-NYC’s array of programs for anyone in need of mental health services. Maurice Davis, a program participant, shares his personal story with mental illness and how MHA-NYC was instrumental in his recovery.