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Letter from Bravewell's President
Over the past decade, members of The Bravewell Collaborative have worked together to transform the culture of healthcare by advancing the adoption of integrative medicine. This catalytic effort not only resulted in extraordinary outcomes, it also established a unique and effective model for excellence in collaborative philanthropy.
As many thoughtful philanthropic organizations have done in the past, The Bravewell Collaborative believes that the ten-year mark is an appropriate and strategic time to review its accomplishments relative to the mission and goals it set when it was created in 2001. You can find a description of our accomplishments by CLICKING HERE and we assure you that there are more to come.
Bravewell has always stated that its goal was to not exist, once it had accomplished what it set out to do — an unusual goal for a philanthropic organization, but one that has always been at the foundation of all of Bravewell’s strategies and initiatives.
After thoughtful deliberations, Bravewell members have concluded that the timing is appropriate to sunset the organization — as it is structured today — at the end of 2013.
We are currently involved in strategic planning to ensure that several of the key programs will be sustainable for many years to come and continue to promote the health and wellbeing of us all.
The members recognize that Bravewell’s goals were achieved not only from their own collaborative efforts, but also through the enduring partnerships it built with other institutions and individuals. We cannot thank these partners enough and we want to assure all involved that as soon as we have finalized our planning, we will communicate the strategies for the continuance of the key initiatives.
We are planning our final Bravewell event for November 7, 2013 in New York City. The daytime Lectures & Luncheon, moderated by Jon LaPook, will take place at the Grand Hyatt and the evening black-tie dinner, emceed by Mehmet Oz, will be held at Cipriani.
We look forward to seeing all of you, our strategic partners and our loyal supporters, at both of these very special events.
Co-Founder and President, The Bravewell Collaborative