Patrick P. Lee Foundation

The Lee Foundation is  dedicated to having immediate and measurable impact in Education & Mental Health.  Special attention is given to funding opportunities at the intersection of these key investment areas.   

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Lee Foundation Executive Director on AM Buffalo to Discuss Stigma

Lee Foundation Executive Director on AM Buffalo to Discuss Stigma
Lee Foundation Executive Director, Jane Mogavero, along with Jessica Pirro, Executive Director at Crisis Services, were invited on AM Buffalo to discuss stigma surrounding mental illness.  The Lee Foundation and Crisis Services are founding members of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition which launched Join the Conversation, an awareness campaign to start a community dialogue about mental illness.    To watch the interview go to https://www.wkbw.com/am-buffalo/lets-talk-stigma-campaign.   To learn more about Join the CRead the Full Story

Lee Foundation Funds Research on Schizophrenia

Lee Foundation Funds Research on Schizophrenia
In 2013, the Lee Foundation granted the University of Buffalo Foundation $600,000 towards "Advancing Schizophrenia Treatment Breakthroughs, Education and Outreach in Western New York". In late December, the research outcomes were published in the University of Buffalo News.  In the course of their research, Dr. Stachowiak and his team discovered that schizophrenia likely begins very early in development towards the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.  The finding opens up a new understanding of this devastating disease Read the Full Story

Art Michalek, PhD, joins Board of Directors

Art Michalek, PhD, joins Board of Directors
For Immediate Release: February 14, 2018     Patrick P. Lee Foundation Announces Election of New Board Member     Buffalo, NY – The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Arthur M. Michalek, PhD, to serve on its board of directors.   Michalek is a Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo.  Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, he was at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute for over 30 years where he served in many cRead the Full Story