Friends of Minds Matter

Our national office provides infrastructure, operational support and technical assistance for chapters, most of which are volunteer-driven. We facilitate best practice sharing among chapters and raise dollars for chapter program expenses and national operations. We also manage the organization’s Alumni Program, facilitate numerous national partnerships and work to increase awareness of our cause. Fundraising for infrastructure is the most challenging resource generation issue faced by our national office.

Support for the staff and operational expenses are crucial to the success of any non-profit organization. We therefore consider those who contribute significant unrestricted dollars to support our national infrastructure and operations as Friends of Minds Matter. We offer our special appreciation to the following donors, and you can find the full list of supporters in our annual report.

(a complete list of our donors can be found in our annual report)

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Diamond Status

Ashish & Sapna Shah
Taubman Foundation


Platinum Status

Jon Bernstein
Michael Recht*
Michele Slifka

Gold Status

Michael Ashkar*
Paul DeNoon
Connie Miller
Hunter Philbrick

Silver Status

Brent Ashton
Melanie Girton
Deborah McGinn
Shari Noonan

Bronze Status

Oliver Chang
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Hughes
Christopher Leonardi
Nishit Thakkar
Andrew & Dorothy Tananbaum

*Indicates donors who have raised significant funds for Minds Matter as part of their give/get.