The Spring Benefit

Join The Jewish Board at our annual Spring Benefit for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we honor Dr. Ekaterina Malievskaia, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of COMPASS Pathways, and recognize our Junior Board as the next generation of Jewish Board leadership.

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Where Does the Money Raised Go?

Money raised by The Jewish Board’s Spring Benefit helps The Jewish Board to deliver programs that communities throughout the five boroughs. These programs include community mental health clinics, treatment programs for at-risk youth, training for mental health professionals, residential treatment centers for adults with mental illness and the developmentally disabled, therapy in group and individual sessions for single parents and anyone struggling with grief following the loss of a loved one, and so much more.

Be a Part of Our Virtual Journal

Our Spring Benefit’s virtual journal will run before and after the evening’s program.

About Dr Ekaterina Malievskaia

Dr Ekaterina Malievskaia is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of COMPASS Pathways, a mental healthcare company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovative treatments. COMPASS’ leading program is the development of psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression. The company has just reported pivotal results from its phase IIb clinical trial and is planning its phase III program which, if successful, may lead to regulatory submission.

A physician trained in Internal Medicine and a public health advocate, Ekaterina received her medical degree from St Petersburg Medical Academy, Russia, and then moved to the US where she completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Danbury Hospital, CT, and Environmental Medicine Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai, NY. She worked in private practice, academic medicine, and public health for more than 15 years in the greater New York area. She was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a Research Professor at City University of New York. She has helped establish and run the only health screening programs for hundreds of undocumented immigrants involved in cleaning the World Trade Center site after the September 11th attack in 2001. After moving to London in 2011, Ekaterina briefly worked in global maternal and child health, focusing on improving outcomes in mother-to-child transmission of HIV, before getting involved in the field of mental health, and eventually co-founding COMPASS.

Ekaterina has a vision of equitable access to high-quality evidence-based innovative mental health care for all, especially in underserved and marginalized communities, and supports promising research in mental health philanthropy, having donated over $5 million to various organizations in the space of psychedelic research, such as The Heffter Research Institute, MAPS, Imperial College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and most recently having established a Ralph Metzner Distinguished Professorship Endowed Chair at UCSF.

About The Junior Board

The Junior Board is a group of passionate and philanthropic young professionals (ages 21-40) in New York that support the work of The Jewish Board. This next generation of leaders is hands-on with supporting Jewish Board programs and clients through an array of volunteer activities and fundraising campaigns. Previous members of our Junior Board have continued their impact by joining our Board of Trustees.

The Junior Board’s latest fundraising initiative enabled the creation of beautiful libraries in our four domestic violence residences, bringing together key stakeholders, fundraisers, and volunteers to catalyze this amazing endeavor and give dozens of families a safe and welcoming space to read, create, and spend time together.

About The Jewish Board

For more than 145 years, The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services has been helping individuals to realize their potential and live as independently as possible. With hope and resilience guiding our work, The Jewish Board promotes recovery by addressing all aspects of a person’s life, including mental and physical health, family, housing, employment, and education. Each year, we serve more than 45,000 people of all ages across the five boroughs of New York City.

Celebrating In-Person COVID Protocols

To ensure the safety of all our guests, and to follow CDC and State recommendations for events, everyone attending in person must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Guests will be sent a text message and email with a link to confirm they are vaccinated and that do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. We ask that all guests fill out this attestation before arriving at The Central Park Boathouse on May 24.

We will update this section if new safety measures are required as a result of an increase in COVID cases in New York City (this section was last updated on 4/7/2022).