HUDSON -- The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation (MCMF), a Hudson non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness, hosted the Impact Awards at Northeast Ohio Medical University in November. More than 350 people attended the dinner and awards ceremony celebrating four awardees for their dedication to improving lives through education, the arts, and the promotion of mental wellness.

Rick Kellar, President of the Foundation said, "The Impact Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements and community impact on The Foundation's mission areas. Highly effective individuals focus on innovation while communicating and performing in ways that motivate and inspire.

The Compass Award is designated to an individual whose long term contributions have made transformational impact in mental health, a specific focus of our mission."

These awardees inspire their colleagues and the beneficiaries of their work in Northeast Ohio, nationally and around the world."

2016 Morgan Impact Award Winners

Award for Excellence in Mental Health - Elaine Harlin, former President and CEO - Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Award for Excellence in Education - The Fashion School at Kent State University under J.R. Campbell, Director

Award for Excellence in Arts - Howard Parr, Executive Director - Akron Civic Theatre

Compass Award - Alison Malmon, Founder and Executive Director - Active Minds, Inc.

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, founded in 2001, is a private grantmaking foundation whose primary focus is the mental health field, with secondary interest in education and the arts. The mission is to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact. For information, please visit www.mcmfdn.org, call 330-655-1366 or email inquiry@mcmfdn.org.