South Shore Mental Health announced it has received a $50,000 gift through the creation of the Dr. Geoffrey Linburn Fund. Established to support the non-profit’s programs for children, teens, and adults living with mental illness, the fund will assist clients with basic needs to make progress in their recovery. Dr. Linburn has also made a sizeable bequest in his will to assure sustainability of the fund.
“We are so grateful to Dr. Linburn for establishing this fund to assist our clients now and well into the future,” said Harry Shulman, President and CEO of South Shore Mental Health. “By providing food, clothing, shelter and transportation, this generous donation will clear the path toward recovery for many who could not fully focus on their treatment.”
The announcement of Dr. Linburn’s gift was made on April 30th during the organization’s annual Building Hope, Changing Lives fundraising breakfast at Lombardo’s in Randolph. “I’ve had a long and successful relationship with South Shore Mental Health,” said Dr. Linburn, who was honored at the early-morning event. “To serve and sustain those with modest means and help them become productive is my hope with this gift.”
A long-time psychiatrist at South Shore Mental Health’s Plymouth, Marshfield, Hyannis and Discovery Day Treatment locations, Dr. Linburn is now retired and living on the west coast.
Also recognized at the event, which drew more than 160 guests, were sponsors and business partners HUB International, Marsh & McLennan Agency-New England, and South Shore Mental Health Board and Development Committee Member Bob Daley.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod each year.