Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Note from our Executive Director

Seasons Greetings,

During this season of giving, please consider a donation to the Dick Jevon Education and Advocacy Fund to support the education and advocacy activities of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Dick Jevon, a longtime and highly regarded mental health advocacy leader, retired in 2013. The Dick Jevon Education and Advocacy Fund was established in Dick's honor to create a legacy that continues the family advocacy movement that Dick and NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania have led for so many years.
With continued funding cuts, historical healthcare reform and great uncertainty in the mental health system, the voice of family advocates must be heard. We must be at the table, speaking loudly and clearly!
"Now is the time for a new generation of family advocates to step up and continue meaningful participation in the process. We need others with deep conviction who are willing to participate on behalf of their loved ones to continue this great work begun by parents like Dick." (The Voice newsletter, April 2013)

Please help us continue the Dick Jevon legacy of championing system-wide improvements that promote acceptance and understanding, recovery and a better life for those affected by mental illness. Dick's final words of advice before retiring were, "Always have hope!" 
NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania's education and advocacy activities give the gift of hope to consumers and families. Click here to make a holiday gift to the Dick Jevon Education and Advocacy Fund, which will help give the gift of hope to many in need.
NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is the leading advocacy organization in the region, and we need your help. Please, before the new year begins, help us raise $15,000 for the Dick Jevon Education and Advocacy Fund.

Thank you for remembering us in your holiday charitable giving. Best wishes and the happiest of New Year's to you!
Warmest regards,
Christine Michaels, MSHSA
Executive Director, NAMI Southwestern PA

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the law. The official registration and financial information on NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania: 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

No comments: