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Call for Nominations: H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. Award

Each year, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas awards the annual H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. Award to individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to mental health during the past year. The award may be in the areas/categories of:

• Philanthropy
• Media Coverage
• Leadership
• Education
• Volunteerism
• Suicide Prevention
• Other areas that help improve mental wellness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg or Cabarrus County

Help us recognize those in our community who are working to improve mental wellness for families and individuals in need of help. 

To nominate an individual or group, download the nomination form here or below, complete and email to Kathy Rogers by January 31, 2018.

The H. Keith Brunnemer award was established in 2009 by MHA as an annual award in honor of H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. – the largest individual donor in the history of the agency with his individual contribution of $75,000.00 in July of 2009. Brunnemer was inspired to support  MHA after reading an article in the Charlotte Observer about the impact of the economic recession on local charities. For the 2009-2010 fiscal year, MHA received a 40% cut in United Way funding – a devastating blow to the agency’s annual budget. Brunnemer, who has lived with severe anxiety disorder for most of his adult life, knew first hand the importance of mental health advocacy to the delivery of adequate, affordable, and accessible mental health services within the local community.


• Award Nomination Form