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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The Lee Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to submit proposals for evidence-based supported employment services that provide long term employment opportunities for individuals with mental illness.

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Foundation Spotlight

St. Louis University Honors Patrick Lee with Alumni Merit Award

St. Louis University Honors Patrick Lee with Alumni Merit Award
On September 17, 2017, Patrick Lee received the St. Louis University Alumni Merit Award.  Saint Louis University established the Alumni Merit Award to recognize alumnae who exemplify the University's diverse, well-rounded educational program. The Award is bestowed upon a distinguished graduate from each school or college at St. Louis University in recognition of their outstanding achievement, dedication to their profession and commitment to the mission of Saint Louis University.   Joining Patrick at the dinner were his wife,Read the Full Story

Lee Foundation Executive Director on AM Buffalo to Discuss Anti-Stigma Campaign

Lee Foundation Executive Director on AM Buffalo to Discuss Anti-Stigma Campaign
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