“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our guest speaker, Glenn Close,” Candice Crawford, CEO of MHACF said. “The community turned out to hear an actress and advocate for mental health at a very sensitive time for our city and she absolutely delivered.”
The largest individual donation in the history of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida (MHACF) was made by six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close.
According to their website, the non-profit works “to provide mental health services, support and information to the members of our Central Florida community.”
Close gave the organization $75,000 during her keynote speech for MHACF’s 5th Annual Legacy of Champions Luncheon.
“Every single one of us matters. Every single one of us belongs,” Close said during the afternoon’s event.
The contribution will allow MHACF to give ongoing counseling to those affected by the recent mass shooting in Orlando.
Close started her own non-profit, Bring Change 2 Mind, in 2010 to “end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.”
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