3RD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: Finding the Right Mental Health Care Professional - September 17

Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc.


The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to living well with mental health conditions through awareness and understanding. Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization was founded in December, 2013 by Julie Ridge in loving memory of her father Frank Ridge. Ridge died on August 4th, 2013 peacefully and painlessly surrounded by loving friends and family. He was 90 years old. Ridge survived the Great Depression, served as a captain in WWII and reached the top of his field as a Certified Life Underwriter (CLU). His life was rich with adventure, professional achievement and community involvement. He bicycled all over the world and across America with his daughter Julie when he was 67. He parachuted from an airplane less than one year before his death. Frank Ridge lived well with major depressive disorder.


 Since our inception, the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc.

is proud to continue it's mission. In 2017, we have:


-  More than quintupled our programming.  In 2014 we held our Foundation’s launch and presented our first CONNECTING DOTS seminar series.  This year, we will have presented four CONNECTING DOTS film seminar series; seven Super-Monday-full-day seminars; and five one-shot-Saturday seminars, representing over 120 programming hours of Continuing Education credits for NY licensed social workers, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, and psychoanalysts.  (The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a NY State Office of the Professions SED approved provider of Continuing Education Credits for all NY licensed social workers, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists and psychoanalysts.)


-  Held annual FREE Symposiums for friends, families, community members and mental health professionals.

    -  In 2017 we will have hosted more than 350 participants

in our seminars & events.

    -  In 2014 we utilized over 50% of our start-up endowment to establish our organization.  In 2016 we hit break even for the first time and are on track to break even again this year.

-  Each year we offer meaningful part-time employment opportunities for individuals living well with mental health issues; and show and sell art created by people with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and HIV/AIDS in our online and silent auctions.


 Please visit our user-friendly, resource-rich website to learn more about what we do and to register for upcoming seminars: www.frankridgememorialfoundation.org

 We depend on your generosity to continue our work.

 Donations can be made online at: