Fall Harvest Festival

The Fall Harvest Festival, held on November 17th, 2009 at City Year, surpassed our expectations in the number of participants, the outstanding quality of the food and wine, and the funds raised to support our work. Even the restaurants were caught up in the lively festive spirit of the evening, with many volunteering to come back if we hold the event next year, which we intend to do.

Eliane Amherd
The evening featured live jazz by performer
Eliane Amherd
Lompke Dunne and Hendin
Honored guest Evander Lomke, Executive Director of the American Mental Health Foundation, with SPI's Director of Survivor Initiatives Ed Dunne and SPI's CEO Herbert Hendin
Sestina Brunos
Guisseppi and Tiziana Bruno of the restaurant Sistina
CU Adolescent Unit
SPI's Columbia team working on youth suicide prevention: Dr. Laura Mufson, SPI's Medical Director Dr. Moira Rynn, and Dr. Madelyn Gould
Linda Caren
SPI Board Director Linda Lerner with SPI Board member and Chair of SPI's Junior Commitee for Youth Suicide Prevention and Support (J-SPI) Caren Lerner
Paolas Stephan
Stefan Bottero, Manager and son of the owner of
Paola's Restaurant
North Square
North Square displays their wild mushroom soup and
panna cotta
Kathy Moira wines
Kathy Karich, SPI's Financial Officer, and Moira Rynn, SPI's Medical Director, examining the wines
Lockridge and Hendins
Honored guest Prof. Larry Lockridge, author of "Shades of Raintree County," with Prof. Josephine Hendin and SPI CEO Dr. Herbert Hendin
North Square
Board member Dr. Kathleen Foley tasting a dish with guests
Kathy Moira wines
The crowd samples artisanal cocktails from Inocente
Lockridge and Hendins
Designer Ana Dolan, filmmaker Inju Keum, and event planner Jordan Schwartz Hendin