Friends of Mental Health, Southwestern’s Foundation, was established in 2004 by the late Dr. John Berry and his wife Kathleen to raise resources and create awareness of the availability of mental health services. Today, Southwestern is proud to continue the work of The Friends of Mental Health to support mental health services in our communities.

Southwestern Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates must have the financial resources to continue to provide high-quality services and to expand its reach into important new initiatives. To fulfill this mission, Southwestern Healthcare, Inc. created the Southwestern Foundation to secure resources from external sources rather than relying on the current revenue streams that are destined to decrease through the upcoming years.

Board of Directors

Chairman: Jeff Berry
Vice Chairman: Mark Powers
Secretary: Kathy Berry
Treasurer: Bill Newman

Board Members

Erika Taylor
Heather Hertel (Ex-Officio)
Kathy Schoettlin
Shelah Powers
Shellie Kyle
Susan McDowell Riley, PhD

The mission of the Southwestern Foundation, Inc. is to engage in behavioral health fundraising and awareness activities to support the missions of Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and Hillcrest Washington Youth Home, Inc.
Brim and Rim Event (2018)
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 from 11:30a – 1:30p
Tropicana Executive Conference Center – 421 NW Riverside Drive

About the Event

Join us at the 2018 Brim and Rim event to enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled luncheon that includes guest speaker, Richard Coleman, who will share his journey of loss, recovery, and getting involved in the cause of suicide prevention to make a difference after losing three family members to suicide over the past 30 years, a silent and live auction, a gift card bidding frenzy and a 2018 commemorative souvenir, all while supporting mental health services in our communities.

Our Cause

Our signature event for Friends of Mental Health will be an opportunity for guests to not only enjoy a fun luncheon, but to learn more about the direct support and services that the Friends of Mental Health fund through this event for individuals with mental illness and addictive disorders. Funding from this event will support individuals in ways such as purchasing needed (sometimes emergency) items, medications, bus tokens so that they have transportation to work, grocery stores, or doctor appointments and helping to create improvements in mental health programs and services.

Venue and Parking

You may park in the parking garage at Tropicana. Please come to the 2nd floor of the parking garage and enter the executive conference center. Proceed to the escalator where you will travel down to the main floor and find the grand ballroom on your right. You may also enter the facility off of the main road if you need handicap accessibility.


Tickets are on sale now for $50.00 per person. We sell out every year! Call 812.436.4221 or email to purchase your ticket or to donate to our event.


10:30a                         Doors Open

11:00a – 11:30a          Mingling and Silent Auction Browsing

11:30a – 12:00p          Guest Speaker – Richard Coleman                                                                   Suicide Prevention Advocate

12:15p                        Silent Auction Ends

12:30p                        Live Auction and Gift Care Bidding Frenzy

1:00p                          Closing Remarks

Tree of Life

Sponsors (Updated Weekly)

Corporate Sponsors
Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Women’s Hospital
Genoa Healthcare
German American
Hilliard Lyons
Midwestern Pet Food Center
NFP Clippinger Financial Group
Old National
Ron and Connie Romain
Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC
Tracy Nunn Greenwell
University of Southern Indiana

Patient Needs Sponsors
Alvin and Linda Holder
ARC Construction
Barbara Borries
Cathy Engel
Charles and Deborah Sallee
Davi and William Kiley
Dr. Terry and Kathy Talley
Harding, Shymanski & Co., P.S.C.
Jeff and Kathleen Berry
Jeff and Missy Bohling
Jeff and Robin Nunn
Jon and Martha Goldman
Judith Harper
Karen Dalton
Mark and Shelah Powers
Richard and Rose Young
Ruth and Larry Twycross

Program Advertisers
Alex Berry
ARC Construction
Banterra Bank
Bieber Lawncare
Brentwood Springs
Compass Financial Group
Deig Brothers
Edward Jones, Melissa Khan
Jani-Clean, Inc.
Judy Griffin
NAMI Evansville
Peace of Mind Counseling
People’s Furniture Mattress Outlet
Randall K. Brown, DDS
Ron and Connie Romain

Patron Tickets
Diane Arneson
Edward Jones, Melissa Khan
Susan McDowell Riley

In-Kind Contributors
Barb Borries
Bella Via Spa and Aesthetics
Big Splash Water Park
Bob Pote
Brenda Sexton
Brinker’s Jewelers
Brittni Danks
Chris and Emily Riedford
Cindy Graham
Crazy Buffet
Culinary Innovations by April Boeke
Diverse Salon
Don’s Claytons Fine Dry Cleaning
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Wepsic
Dr. Greg Unfried
Droste’s Jewelry Shoppes
Edgewater Grille
Escalade Sports
Faren Levell
French Lick Springs Hotel
Fresh Market
Gelhausen Floral
Girl Scouts of Southwestern Indiana
Holiday World
House of Bluez
Indianapolis Colts
Inman’s Framing
Jan Unfried
Jeff and Robin Nunn
Jim and Vivien Ireton
Joli Willett
Judy Griffin
Kathy Berry
Kings Island
Little Bird Picture Framing Studio
Live Well/Flex 151
Manna Mediterranean Grill
Melanie Schmelz
Mesker Park Zoo
Michelle Krack
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wallace
Nance Galleries
New Harmony Theatre
Oliver Winery
Pet Food Center
River City
Roca Bar North
Sarah Dotson
Stacy Runyon
Sugar Bakers Home Fashions
The Magic House – St. Louis
The Rumjahn Gallery
Thyme in the Kitchen
Via Media
Walmart East

Amy DeMello
Brenda Sexton
Connie Dant
Jenni Ashby
Judy Becker
Lauren Ruthenburg

Mike Wallace and Art Buchwald Fundraiser (2005 VIDEO)