FH Thanks Supporters with Holiday Open House

Posted on December 16, 2012
369 Guests enjoy good food and good company for a good cause!On December 4th, Board Members, supporters, members, and staff celebrated together at the annual Holiday Open House, hosted by Fountain House President, Kenn Dudek. The Peter B. Lewis and Adam Lewis Wellness Center provided the perfect backdrop to the festive occasion, affording a spectacular view of the luminous Midtown Manhattan skyline. A hundred or so attendees nibbled on delicious hors d’oeuvres as they mingled and shopped at a special outpost of the Fountain Gallery Holiday Shop.

View photos from the Holiday Open House!

The program featured voices from many segments of the Fountain House community. Kenn Dudek began the program with a warm welcome to new and old friends. He presented this year’s three Walther Executive Fellows and introduced Sr. Agnes, who spoke about her aspirations to establish a clubhouse in India after she finishes the program. Carla Charlton, a Fountain House member, shared her personal story of mental health recovery and the role Fountain House has played in her life. Kathy Fiess, Director of Individual Giving, spoke about the year-end campaign to support UNITY, a new initiative to reach out to young adults struggling with mental health challenges. Board Member Arlene Salomon wrapped up the program with a touching account of how much being part of Fountain House means to her.

Guests received a small box of truffles as they departed, courtesy of Neuman's Catering

Andrea Roy
Communications Director, Fountain House

2014 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Winner

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