Big Things planned for SMH’s Annual Celebration




Mark those calendars!  

When Sound Mental Health hosts its 11th Annual Mental Health Matters event, it will be more than just a fundraiser – the event promises to be a truly exceptional experience. Mental Health Matters takes place at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue and starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. To reserve your seat now, visit As always, registering early ensures your seat at the event.

Sound Mental Health turned 50 this year and will highlight its five decades of service to the community during the celebration.  But that’s not all.

Long-time CEO, David R. Stone, Ph.D., will bid farewell to the organization that he has helmed for the past 27 years. During his time as CEO, Dr. Stone has grown SMH from an $4 million dollar organization to one that has a nearly $60 million annual budget. SMH now has 14 locations throughout King County, enjoys key partnerships in the business and health care community and is one of the most respected providers of its kind in the region.

Dr. Stone will offer a compelling keynote address, complete with his insights and stories of the the things he’s learned during his tenure. Registrations for the event are already at an all-time high, as staff, community and business leaders have stepped forward to attend and hear Dr. Stone speak one last time.

Once again, Margaret Larson, host of KING-TV’s New Day Northwest and a highly respected journalist, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.

There will also be a cocktail reception, complete with appetizers and champagne service and Seattle Met Magazine will host a photo booth for staff and attendees to keep the event fun, entertaining and unforgettable. Music will be provided by Quartet Evolution, an elegant, four string quartet, as well as legendary pianist, Primo Kim.

Seating is quickly filling up, so register now and reserve your space for this very special event. There is no cost to register, but a donation of $150 per guest is most appreciated during the event.

Sound Mental Health would like to thank these generous sponsors for helping to make Mental Health Matters possible: CBRE, Northwest Motor Sports, Puget Sound Business Journal, Enterprise Holdings, Heritage Bank, Keeney’s Office Supply, KUOW, Netsmart, Seattle Met Magazine, US Bank, Linn, Schisel & DeMarco, PS, Perkins Coie, A&A printing, Inc., Boeing, Clark Nuber, PS, Genoa Healthcare, Jackson Main Architecture, Martyn Family Foundation, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Parker, Smith & Feek, Michael & Alexander, ThinkAlike and Union Bank.

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