For several years now, SCPS and the PER Board have been very concerned about the psychiatric needs of one of the most underserved and largely forgotten populations in the Los Angeles County public mental health system: children and adolescents. In 2010 the PER Foundation launched a multi-year fund-raising effort to support psychiatric research that will improve mental health treatment outcomes and services for children and adolescent in the public mental health system of our community.
This year we are planning The 2d Annual PER Fundraiser for 4/14/12. This event will build on the success of the 2011 fundraiser and continue the support of urgently needed vital research directed by Kenneth Wells, M.D. Director of the Semel Institute’s Health Services and Society Center and Bonnie Zima, M.D. UCLA Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
The 2nd Annual Fundraiser Sponsored by The PER Foundation
The PSYCHIATRIC EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Invites you to a highly unusual and exceptional program:
Beethoven: Creative Genius and Psychiatric Illness
Performance & Talk by Richard Kogan, M.D.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
ZIPPER HALL, COBURN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, LOS ANGELES
200 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
In addition, on this occasion the PER ADVOCATE AWARD will be presented to
Sharon Dunas, MFT, President National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) L.A. County & Westside L.A.
Register for this event by making a donation using a credit card or Paypal.
Tickets: $75.00, students/residents $25.00. Additional contributions are strongly encouraged.
After making your donation, please print your receipt. This is your ticket to the event!
The Colburn School is unable to provide parking for outside events. The following parking options are located near The Colburn School. The parking fees vary:
- A: Disney Hall – Covered parking structure. Accessible by Lower Grand and Kosciusko Way. (Lower Grand runs directly beneath S. Grand and can be accessed by Kosciusko, Hope, and 4th Street.) An elevator provides access to S. Grand.
- B: 5 Star Parking – Covered lot. Located on the north side of Olive Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets.
- C: Joe’s Parking – Outdoor lot. Located on the south side of Olive Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets.
- D: Cal Plaza – Covered parking structure. Located on Olive, between 4th Street and Kosciuszko Way.
Richard Kogan, M.D. is a gifted concert pianist and practicing psychiatrist. The Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music & Medicine Program, Dr. Kogan is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Juilliard School of Music. For over 10 years, Dr. Kogan has been playing piano for audiences nationally and internationally, while masterfully detailing the life and psychic suffering of famous musicians. His performances humanize mental illness while deepening our understanding of the creative role that music plays in life.For more information see the write up by Lloyd Sederer, M.D.
Richard Kogan on YouTube
Consider joining our PER fundraiser event as a PER Sponsor in one of the following categories:
PER Benefactor: $5,000.00
PER Platinum Sponsor: 2,500.00
PER Gold Sponsor: 1,500.00
PER Silver Sponsor: 1,000.00
PER Bronze Sponsor: 500.00
Please make checks payable to: PER Foundation
c/o Southern California Psychiatric Society
2999 Overland Ave. Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Or, payment can be made via PayPal.
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In recent years, the SCPS, individual psychiatrists and the PER Board have become very concerned about the unmet psychiatric needs of one of the most underserved and largely forgotten populations in the Los Angeles County public mental health system: children and adolescents. The PER Foundation is pleased to announce the first phase of a multi-year fund-raising effort in support of psychiatric research that will improve mental health services and outcomes for children and adolescent in the public mental health system of our community.
This second PER Fundraiser will build on the success of last year’s fundraiser and continue the support of urgently needed vital research directed by Kenneth Wells, M.D. Director of the Semel Institute’s Health Services and Society Center and Bonnie Zima, M.D. UCLA Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
1st Annual Fundraiser Sponsored by The PER Foundation
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
THE PSYCHIATRIC EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH A FUNDRAISER, PRESENTING:
“MAHLER on the COUCH”
A film by Percy Adlon & Felix Adlon
Both Directors in attendance
JAMES BRIDGES THEATER, UCLA Campus
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Registration opens 7:00 p.m.).
“Mahler on the Couch” is based on Gustav Mahler’s life, and depicts his marriage, his despair and his consultations with Sigmund Freud. The film masterfully interweaves themes of death, reactions to loss, depression, sexuality, betrayal and feminine strivings for empowerment and personhood. A surprise hit at the Los Angeles Film Festival, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “delightful, witty, artistically vigorous and occasionally loony fantasia about Vienna's cultural elite 100 years ago.”
For more than 20 years, the Southern California Psychiatric Society’s PER Foundation has funded projects that address the psychiatric needs of our community, focusing on improving patient care through education and research. Now PER is launching a fundraiser on April 7th 2011 with the widely acclaimed movie “Mahler on the Couch” to initiate a campaign to fund research to improve mental health outcomes for children & adolescents in the public sector in our underserved communities.
PER Research Fundraising - The 2011 Launch
For more than 20 years, the Southern California Psychiatric Society’s PER Foundation has funded projects that addressed the psychiatric needs of our community, focusing on improving patient care through education and research.
On April 7th 2011 PER celebrated 20 years of service by launching its fundraising multiyear campaign featuring the highly acclaimed film “MAHLER on the COUCH” at the JAMES BRIDGES THEATER at the UCLA Campus. The film directors Percy Adlon & Felix Adlon were present and talked about their work.
The PER Board selected, as our partner in this project, the Semel Institute’s Health Services and Society Center, directed by Dr. Kenneth Wells. That Center includes the NIMH Partnered Research Center (UCLA, RAND, and USC), the Research Center for Public Mental Health (DMH, UCLA, USC) and Media and Medicine for Communities. PER values its partnership with The UCLA Center of Society & Culture and its Director of Research UCLA Professor Kenneth Wells, M.D. Dr. Wells was present at the Mahler event, spoke about the Center and the urgent need for research funding during this severe economic recession at the very time when the clinical psychiatric needs of members of our community are so pressing.
All who attended praised the movie noted that it was “very enjoyable” and worth all of the positive press that it had. Many noted their surprise that a fundraising event can be of such “good quality.” The event financials are as follows:
Total income: $9,685
Total expenses: $3,169.77
Net research funds collected: $6,515.23
Clearly the PER Research Fundraiser campaign had a very good start.
The success of the PER fundraising launch would not be possible but for the committed support and help from the numerous people and organizations who believe in our mission and have been willing to join us in our efforts. On behalf of the PER Board and myself I am expressing our deep appreciation and gratitude to the following 2011 Contributors and Donors to our “Mahler of the Couch” fundraiser:
PER Benefactor: $5,000.00 & over
Percy & Eleanor Adlon
PER Gold Sponsor: $1,500.00
PER Silver Sponsor: $1,000.00
Cooperative of American Physicians
PER Bronze Sponsor: $500.00
Linda L. Brown Family Fund
Mark Pence (Putter)
Memorial Psychiatric Health Services
Shafi Baby-Kahn & Calliope
Sharon S. Dunas
Michael Economou Family Trust
Lawrence S. Gross
Boyd & Helena Kront
Mann & Associates
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pasnau
James P. Rosenblum, M.D.
The Bernard and Glora Salick Trust
Mary Ann Schaepper
Lee D. Yoseloff, M.D., JD
The actual PER event could not have taken place but for the devoted efforts and actual help of a number of people who did the multiple tasks and took care of all of the infinite necessary details. On behalf of the PER Board and myself I am expressing our THANKS and appreciation that it was their work that made for such an enjoyable and successful event.
I also wish to express the PER Board’s and my personal appreciation for the work of the volunteer photographer
Alexander de Cordoba.
His pictures have memorialized the launch of the PER Research Fundraising:
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