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 Delia Ephron
Dinner and Program
River Oaks Country Club
“The great thing about being a writer … is that you get to process things. That you get to, in some way, make something out of what you experienced. In doing so, you get somewhere. When I wrote my novel Hanging Up, which is about my relationship with my father – very dysfunctional, crazy relationship – I felt like I had an analysis. It was over. I think that whatever art form you have, whether it’s music or painting, you do get to work your life out, and that’s just a great gift.”
– Delia Ephron, as told to Vanity Fair
One premiere table of 12 | 12 invitations to a private reception with Delia Ephron | Presenting Sponsorship of a fall 2017 program | 1-year Mandala Society* Benefactor Membership | 12 autographed copies of Siracusa
One premiere table of 10 | 10 invitations to a private reception with Delia Ephron | 1-year Mandala Society* Benefactor Membership | 10 autographed copies of Siracusa
One table of 10 | 10 invitations to a private reception with Delia Ephron | 1-year Mandala Society* Associate Membership | 10 autographed copies of Siracusa
One table of 10 | 6 invitations to a private reception with Delia Ephron
One table of 10 | 4 invitations to a private reception with Delia Ephron | Limited availability
Invitation to a private reception with Delia Ephron | 1-year Mandala Society* Associate Membership | Autographed copy of Siracusa
Invitation to a private reception with Delia Ephron | Autographed copy of Siracusa
Invitation to a private reception with Delia Ephron
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.
Delia Ephron has written numerous books and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and New York Magazine. She is a frequent Op-Ed contributor to The New York Times. Along with her sister Nora, Ephron produced and co-wrote You’ve Got Mail and Hanging Up. She was also an associate producer on Sleepless in Seattle.
Ephron’s latest New York Times bestseller Siracusa was called a “brilliant takedown of marital and familial pretense,” by Publisher’s Weekly. In Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.), Ephron’s witty and thoughtful essays reflect on the death of her sister, her favorite bakeries, becoming a writer, her mother’s alcoholism, and her unabashed love for her dog. Ephron puts a hilarious and poignant spin on navigating life’s absurdities, obsessions, and hardships.
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.