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

Ellen Spence
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 (2017)
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 from 11:30a – 1:30p
Tropicana Executive Conference Center – 421 NW Riverside Drive

About the Event

Enjoy a relaxing, fun filled luncheon that includes a guest speaker, a live auction, tastings and a tea cup and saucer for all guests, 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 services and programs offered at Southwestern that are available for individuals with mental illness and addictive disorders. Most importantly, Friends of Mental Health will be able to raise needed funds for individuals who want to participate in services and receive appropriate treatment, but need assistance.

Funding from this event will support individuals in various ways such as purchasing medications; purchasing bus tokens so that they have transportation to work, grocery stores, or doctor appointments; helping create sensory rooms for children; starting up a social club for those who need more community interaction; establishing a computer lab for individuals to navigate through today’s technology and research information; and funding other needed projects as they arise.


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          Tasting and Mingling

11:30a – 12:00p          Kathy Berry                                                                                                    Friends of Mental Health Board Member                                                                                                                                                                                Guest Speaker – Jana Barnett                                                                        Child Advocate and                                                                                          Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                      A Message from Chelsea Favor                                                                                                                                                                                              Patient Needs Fund Message                                                                          Becky Glines, Communications Manager

12:30p                        Silent Auction Ends

12:45p                        Live Auction

1:30p                          Closing Remarks

Tree of Life

Sponsors (Updated Weekly)

Corporate Sponsors
Banterra Bank
Brentwood Springs
Deaconess Hospital
Genoa, a Q of L Healthcare Company
German American
Harding, Shymanski & Co., P.S.C.
Hilliard Lyons
NFP Clippinger Financial Group
Old National
Ron and Connie Romain
The Women’s Hospital

Caring Sponsors
ARC Construction
Jeff and Kathleen Berry
Larry and Ruth Twycross

Program Advertisers
ARC Construction
Bieber Lawncare
Jani-Clean, Inc.
NAMI Evansville
Randall K. Brown, DDS
Ron and Connie Romain

Patron Tickets
Diane Arneson
Susan McDowell Riley


Mulberry Jeans Accents

In-Kind Contributors
Barbara Borries
Becky and Eric Glines
Big Splash Water Park
Bob Pote
Brenda Sexton
Cindy Graham
D. Patrick
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Wepsic
Dr. Greg Unfried
Droste’s Jewelry Shoppes
Escalade Sports
G. Lee Salon – Jamie Schiff
Holiday World
Jeff and Robin Nunn
Jim and Vivien Ireton
Jodi Powell
Joli Willett
Kathy Berry
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wallace
Michelle Krack
New Harmony Theatre
Pet Food Center
Raben Tire
Sarah Dotson
Tara Wilkins
Toni Rose
UE Athletics

Amy DeMello
Brenda Sexton
Connie Bickwermert
Jenni Ashby
Judy Becker

Mike Wallace and Art Buchwald Fundraiser (2005 VIDEO)