U.S. Rep. Ron Barber
will be recognized for his distinguished contribution in furthering public understanding of mental illness with the Schorr Family Award for Distinguished Contribution in Furthering Public Understanding of Mental Illness
on Thursday, April 4, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
, at the Berger Performing Arts Center, Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind – Tucson Campus, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. (West Parking), Tucson. The event is free and open to the public.
Following the award presentation, Congressman Barber and Neal Cash, president and CEO of the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA), will address recent developments in mental illness issues, with an opportunity for questions and answers. The event will conclude with a reception with light refreshments.
The Schorr Family Award for Distinguished Contribution in Furthering Public Understanding of Mental Illness is an endowment established through the University of Arizona Foundation. The award recognizes those who further public understanding and acceptance of mental illness. Congressman Barber will be the 15th recipient.
About the Schorr Family Award
Eleanor (Ellie) and Si Schorr established an endowment in 1995 to create the Schorr Family Award for Distinguished Contribution in Furthering Public Understanding of Mental Health, honoring individuals and organizations. Ellie has taught at the UA and is a former Pima County deputy public defender, Justice of the Peace, member of the Arizona State Legislature, founder and past president of NAMI Southern Arizona, board member and officer of NAMI, and member of the advisory board of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Center. Si is a senior partner at Lewis and Roca, and most recently was chair of the State Transportation Board and the Regional Transportation Authority.