8:00 - 10:00 AM
2018 Legacy Honoree
Alison K. Malmon
Founder and Executive Director, Active Minds.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
The Cornerstone Montgomery "Legacy" Award recognizes those individuals and groups making a difference for area residents living with a mental health diagnosis.
Active Minds, Inc., is the leading national organization that uses students as the driving force to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. A graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools, Alison formed the organization following the suicide of her only sibling, twenty-two year old brother Brian. Wanting to combat the stigma that had caused her brother to suffer in silence and ultimately take his own life, she created a group on her campus at the University of Pennsylvania that promoted an open, enlightened dialogue around the issues.
Active Minds engages tens of thousands of student leaders nationwide and promotes a unified national voice for young adults in the mental health awareness movement. There are more than 400 Active Minds Chapters Nationwide.
We will also be honoring the recipients of our Workforce Champions awards for volunteer, partner and employer of the year.