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New York, NY, May 15, 2023–The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC) is thrilled to announce that The Pershing Square Foundation has offered a generous $100,000 match, starting tomorrow, May 16, to help NAMIWalks NYC reach its $1+ million goal.
“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to The Pershing Square Foundation, Bill Ackman and his wife Neri Oxman for being our champions and making this match possible,” shared CEO Matt Kudish and Board Emeritus Nathan Romano. “Their dedication to NAMI-NYC’s work is truly inspiring, and we are honored to have them as our partners.” Last year, Nathan Romano was recognized as the top individual donor for all NAMIWalks nationally.
Our Mental Health Street Fest and NAMIWalks NYC event convenes thousands of families and individuals affected by mental illness. The event helps raise mental health awareness and fundraise for NAMI-NYC’s free mental health programs. However, in order to receive the match, our community will need to continue fundraising for NAMIWalks NYC on Saturday, May 20.
“With the support of The Pershing Square Foundation and our incredible champions, we are confident that we will reach our $1+ million goal and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness,” Kudish stated.
Join us in thanking The Pershing Square Foundation for their support of NAMI-NYC and mental health access for all New Yorkers. Together, we can make a difference! Like and reshare here: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To keep the fundraising going and to participate in our Street Fest and Walk on Saturday, May 20, visit www.namiwalksnyc.org. To join our other Mental Health Awareness Month festivities, visit www.naminyc.org/may.