There are a lot of prominent business professionals getting into philanthropy for many reasons. The most selfish reason is that people like working with companies that do charity work. Some people realize that if they donate a small portion of their time to charity, it makes it seem like they really care about something other than money and success.


Jeremy Goldstein is not one of those people. He equally splits his time between work and local nonprofits that actually accomplish things. At his law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, he’s dealt a lot with executive compensation and corporate governance.


Mr. Goldstein also dedicates a lot of his time to upholding the high standards set by the American Bar Association. He even sits as their chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee – Business Section. He also works with several law journals, often talking about executive compensation and corporate governance.


When he’s not working on a big case or transaction, he’s donating his time to local nonprofits. He’s very passionate about the work Fountain House accomplishes. Fountain House is a New York-based organization that focuses on the recovery of patients who have a mental illness.


One of the things Jeremy Goldstein started doing to raise money and awareness for Fountain House’s mission is hosting high-profile wine dinners. Initially, he planned on hosting one dinner and spreading the message of awareness, but guests enjoyed themselves so much; he had to host a second dinner.


Currently, he’s working with Fountain House to prepare for their Eleventh Annual Fountain House Fall Fete. Last year, they honored George Petrides, a banker struggling with Bipolar II condition for much of his life. Petrides “came out” and decided to work with Fountain House.


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