The Jung Center’s 31st Annual Spring Benefit
HONORARY CHAIRS Drs. Beth and Stuart Yudofsky
CHAIRS Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro & Carolyn and Oliver Rodz
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Underwriters Reception with Brian Cuban
Dinner and Program
River Oaks Country Club
One premiere table of 12 | 12 invitations to a private reception with Brian Cuban | Presenting Sponsorship of a fall 2017 program | 1-year Mandala Society* Benefactor Membership | 12 autographed copies of Shattered Image
One premiere table of 10 | 10 invitations to a private reception with Brian Cuban | 1-year Mandala Society* Benefactor Membership | 10 autographed copies of Shattered Image
One table of 10 | 10 invitations to a private reception with Brian Cuban | 1-year Mandala Society* Associate Membership | 10 autographed copies of Shattered Image
One table of 10 | 6 invitations to a private reception with Brian Cuban
One table of 10 | 4 invitations to a private reception with Brian Cuban | Limited availability
Invitation to a private reception with Brian Cuban | 1-year Mandala Society* Associate Membership | Autographed copy of Shattered Image
Invitation to a private reception with Brian Cuban | Autographed copy of Shattered Image
Invitation to a private reception with Brian Cuban
Deadline to be recognized in the benefit invitation is Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
*The benefits of Mandala Society membership include class and bookstore discounts, select lecture recordings, and invitations to special events.
A philanthropist and dedicated volunteer, Maureen is passionate about supporting the humanity of all individuals and the communities in which they live. With a particular interest in mental wellness and universal access to care, Maureen’s priorities as both a donor and community activist have been influenced by her personal experiences and overarching desire to make a substantial impact in the lives of others. Together with her husband, Jim, she formed the Hackett Family Foundation in 1996 to act as an agent for change in the realm of behavioral and mental health with a focus on awareness and education, research and treatment, and the eradication of the stigma associated with mental health care. Since then, the Hackett family’s philanthropic team has grown to include Maureen and Jim’s four adult children and three grandchildren, all committed to the mission and vision Maureen crafted decades ago. In addition to serving as President of her family’s private foundation, Maureen is a member of the Menninger Clinic Board of Directors and is Chair of the Menninger Clinic Foundation Board. She also serves on a number of other boards, including The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, The American Psychiatric Association Foundation, the Executive Committee of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Maureen has worked tirelessly for years to change our country’s conversation from mental illness to mental wellness, and is committed to finding unique ways to accomplish that goal. One such example is The Mental Health Channel, an internet-based channel featuring short, personal stories of individuals and families affected by mental health issues, which is meant to enlighten, inspire, entertain, and educate. She underwrote and co-founded the channel in 2013 and remains highly involved today as an adviser.
In order to effectively improve the world, we must first take care of ourselves. Brian Cuban, a successful lawyer and a secular Jew, tells his story of recovery and hope through the lens of Tikkun Olam, which means “repair the world” in Hebrew.
Cuban shares how he repaired himself from serious mental health challenges, reevaluated his goals, and began to pursue social action. The author of the best-selling book Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder lives with an enemy that haunted him for over 30 years – his own reflection. In a witty, poignant, and very personal way, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban opens up about his ongoing battles with self-image, depression, and addiction. Painful childhood bullying over his weight led Cuban to develop problematic behaviors over time, nearly causing him to take his own life at the age of 44.
Cuban’s openness and honesty helps others suffering from mental health challenges to repair their own worlds, which in turn repairs the larger world that we all share.
Cuban’s second book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, will be released this summer.
The Spring Benefit is The Jung Center’s primary fundraiser each year. By attending or contributing to the Benefit, you make the educational programs of The Jung Center possible. Thank you for your support.