Lindner Center of HOPE Receives Two of Nation's Largest Individual Gifts Ever Made for Behavioral Health Programs
Unprecedented Commitments Totaling $75 Million Will Fund Clinical, Research, Capital and Education Initiatives
MASON, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lindner Center of HOPE, a nonprofit comprehensive mental health center based in Greater Cincinnati that serves people from around the world, today announced it has received what are believed to be two of the nation’s largest individual commitments ever made for behavioral health programs.
Totaling $75 million, Cincinnati business leaders and philanthropists Linda and Harry Fath have pledged a $50 million challenge gift, while Frances and Craig Lindner have made a $25 million commitment to meet this challenge. The commitments, to be given over their lifetimes, are the largest ever received by the Center.
The need is critical as mental health disorders nationally affect more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.1 However, research and access to treatment are severely underfunded in comparison.