Shari Staglin is a respected advocate, philanthropist, and mental health activist. Alongside her husband Garen, she co-founded the Staglin Family Vineyard and the Staglin Family Foundation. Staglin is deeply committed to raising awareness and support for mental health research and treatment, drawing from her own family’s experience with mental illness. Through the Staglin Family Foundation, she has championed initiatives that promote brain health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Staglin’s efforts have had a significant impact on advancing understanding and care in the field of mental health, and she continues to be a driving force in improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
(Philanthropy Pioneer Award 2018)