MVRP Foundation

MVRP Foundation Continues a Tradition with a Donation to NAMI-NYC

MVRP Foundation, a charity created to help young artistic talents in need of financial or emotional support, presented a check to Matt Kudish, NAMI-NYC Executive Director, on December 21 at our office.

Especially for young adults with the challenges of mental illness, an engagement with art can positively affect feelings of affiliation, acceptance, and community.

Named after Michael Vincent Rosen-Pipitone, a young actor, writer and comedian, whose life was cut short due to preventable complications from medication used to treat mental illness, MVRP aims to realize Michael’s desire to make the world a kinder place, one with joy and love.

Prior to his death, a family member took Family-to-Family. The Rosen family benefited greatly from the valuable resources that NAMI-NYC offered, and donated to and participated in NAMIWalks NYC that following year.

The foundation’s actions, as demonstrated by their benefit performances, student scholarships, and program supports, all help fulfill their wish to celebrate, inspire, and empower artists and their audiences to live their best lives and, by doing so, lift the lives of those around them in our community and the world.

Their most recent fundraising campaign was when stepdad David Hantman ran in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. The money raised has been donated to NAMI-NYC to help fund our programs.

Thank you, MVRP—and Alison and David! Your generosity makes hope possible for other families around New York City.  We couldn’t do our work without you!