10 years ago, Jeremy Goldstein observed that there were many conflicts in matters of executive compensation. This observation led him to form the Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates firm together with a few other partners. The law firm helps businesses, compensation committees and Chief Executive Officers in matters to do with executive compensation and corporate governance.
Jeremy Goldstein got his J.D from the law school in the New York University, an M.A from the University of Chicago and a B.A with distinction in all subjects from the University of Cornell. He is one of the best attorneys in executive compensation matters in the US due to his vast experience. He has worked in some of the largest corporate deals of the last decade such as the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies. Jeremy is the chair of the American Bar Association for the Mergers and Acquisition Sub-committee.
On May 22, 2018, Jeremy Goldstein held a lavish dinner in support of Fountain House. Fountain House is a charity organization that helps individuals with mental illnesses recover. Fountain House was founded by six individuals who met at Rockland State Hospital in 1944 when seeking treatment. The group was initially known as ‘We are not alone’ to denote the loneliness that most people with mental illnesses have.
In 1948, this small group bought a building in New York with the help of supporters. This clubhouse became their permanent house. The house has a fountain in the garden hence the name Fountain House. Fountain House has developed a model that has worked for over seventy years and has helped millions of people. Jeremy Goldstein is a member of the Board of Directors at Fountain House since 2010.
Fountain House gives individuals with mental illnesses an opportunity to live, work and contribute to the community and feel like any other person in the community. They have programs in mental health for the community throughout the New York. They also research programs to help individuals with mental illnesses recover and teach this innovative model to the local and international community.
The Fountain House Model has been very successful and has raised the standards of living for people living with mental illnesses. On average, individuals supported by Fountain House have a 77% school completion rate as compared to 32% of those who are not enrolled with the program. They are also re-hospitalized at 10% compared to 50% of those in the general population. They are also able to provide housing to 99% of the enrolled mental illness individuals.
Fountain House model is successful because of involving the community and has served over 100,000 individuals globally. The model provides employment opportunity to its members who build their self-esteem and dignity. These members improve their quality of life and contribute to the community. They also apply for jobs in other organizations with the help of Fountain House.
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