Simsbury Bank is pleased to announce that it was a $2,500 sponsor of the Jewish Family Services and Tara’s Closet event, The second annual Embracing Possibility for Mental Health Awareness: Continuing the Conversation About Compassion and Education, held on May 17 at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford. Over 600 people attended the event, featuring four speakers—former US Representative, Founder of the Kennedy Forum and author Patrick J. Kennedy, author and NBC Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, Institute of Living Assistant Director Evan Fox, MD and Suffield Academy senior Jenna Polidoro—aimed at beginning and continuing conversations to help end the stigma of mental illness.
Joan Bulanowski, Chief Mortgage and Operations Officer, Simsbury Bank, said, “Simsbury Bank considers youth well-being to be a cornerstone of a community’s health. Often a family does not know where to turn for help with mental illness issues for a child and we are proud to partner with Jewish Family Services in their offering of assistance and guidance to families in need.”
Anne Danaher, JFS Chief Executive Officer, “We are very grateful to corporate partners such as Simsbury Bank for recognizing the serious need in our community to continue the conversation to stop the stigma and bring awareness to those who struggle with depression and other mental illnesses. We appreciate their second year of sponsorship to support our work.”