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June 28, 2017

Dear NAMI Leaders,

As we kick off our convention this week and people from all across the country are heading to Washington, DC, NAMI has the pleasure of announcing the exciting news that we have received a generous gift of $1 million from Former Second Lady of the United States, Tipper Gore.

Mrs. Gore is a major national philanthropist with more than 30 years of committed interest in mental health advocacy, who is looking at how best to make an investment that Read More

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