Lawyer and philanthropist Jeremy Goldstein is a prime example of an attorney who cares and takes an active role in his community. With a law degree from New York University School of Law Mr. Goldstein started his career journey on the right foot. He has his own private firm called Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, where he helps advise client on a number of issues including executive compensation.
Before he earned a law degree Jeremy studied art history at Cornell University and the University of Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree. Mr. Goldstein is listed by The Legal 500 and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading executive compensation lawyer. Jeremy Goldstein is also an active philanthropist who is passionate about helping people. He sits on the New Leadership Council on the board of directors of the Metro New York based Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 2010 Jeremy is on the board of directors for Fountain House which is an organization the aids in the recovery for women and men suffering from mental illness.
It just so happens that last month Jeremy Goldstein, along with two other men Jim Finkel and Omar Khan celebrated this incredible organization with a dinner and wine party. Fountain House was founded in 1944 by six people who met at the Rockland State Hospital which is based in Orangeburg, New York. They new that there was not enough support to people who were suffering mental illness at the time and wanted to change that. Four years later these people, along with their supporters helped purchase a house that would be the place where everyone could gather. The house had a garden, which also had a fountain, and so they named the organization Fountain House. Since it’s opening in 1944 Fountain House has made so much progress for the community of men and women suffering from mental illness. One of the biggest accomplishments is housing an astonishing 99 percent of them. It just so happens that about 23,000 out of 57,000 in New York City who are homeless have a form of mental illness.
Fountain House does not just stop at housing to help these men and women, but helps them achieve their desired education, employment, and so much more. They the largest housing network in the state of New York. They have been so successful in their mission other organizations model their programs after them.
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