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Child Mind Institute 2022 Child Advocacy Award Dinner Raises $7 Million In Funds To Advance Efforts to Help Families Overcome Mental Health Challenges

November 16, 2022

Zibby Owens Honored for Her Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children with Mental Health and Learning Disorders

New York, NY – The Child Mind Institute, the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health, hosted its annual Child Advocacy Award dinner last night at Cipriani 42nd Street, raising an impressive $7 million to support the Child Mind Institute’s work to change the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders across the country and around the world. Good Morning America anchor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos host George Stephanopoulos served as host for the event. 

The night celebrated individuals committed to helping children and families overcome mental health and learning disorders, and attendees included Maggie Gyllenhaal, Huma Abedin, Brooke Garber Neidich (Child Mind Institute Co-Founder), Lydia Fenet, Jon Corzine, Christine Mack, Ellen Katz, Eve Jaffe, Jeannie Gaffigan, Elizabeth Ross, Anne Welsh McNulty and more. Photos from the evening are available here.

Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, CEO, mother of four, and Child Mind Institute Board member was presented with the 2022 Child Advocacy Award by her father Stephen A. Schwarzman. During her acceptance Owens stated, “I am speechless, which I rarely am, but this is a dream come true. Thank you to Dr. Koplewicz and everyone at the Child Mind Institute for doing the tireless work you do and choosing me to honor.” Owens was surprised by a video compilation from friends and family, which included a special message from Secretary Hillary Clinton

“The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to ending the stigma and misinformation that keep children and families from the help they deserve,” said Harold Koplewicz, MD, the founding president and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute. “And we are committed to showing the world how real, common, and treatable childhood mental health and learning disorders are….Because every child or adolescent who struggles to overcome the hidden obstacles that others don’t face is courageous. They deserve not only our respect, but our help. On behalf of the kids we serve, thank you for being here.” 

Honorary gala co-chairs include Ellen and Howard Katz, Kyle Owens, Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Ellen and Teddy Schwarzman. To learn more about the Child Mind Institute please visit childmind.org

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The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. We’ve become the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments. Learn more at childmind.org.

For press questions, contact our press team at childmindinstitute@sunshinesachs.com or our media officer at mediaoffice@childmind.org.

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