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One Mind brings former defense secretary gates and former congressman kennedy to seattle for patient-focused research for the brain

Key Seattle Philanthropists Come Together for "Connecting the Dots"  First Annual One Mind Seattle Benefit


Posted March 8, 2016


SEATTLE, WA – March 8, 2016 – Key philanthropists, politicians, brain researchers and advocates will come together on Saturday, March 12 for Connecting the Dots: Supporting Patient-Focused Research for the Brain, a first annual Seattle benefit event. Guests will include former Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates, One Mind co-founder, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and sponsors from Amazon, Apex Foundation, The Browning Sutermeister and Simpson Group of Baird Private Wealth Management, Figueroa Family Foundation, Genoa Healthcare, and Many Minds Collaborative. 

Five premiere West Coast wines will be provided by Balboa Winery, DeLille Cellars, Long Shadows Vintners, and Staglin Family Vineyard; and paired with a four-course meal from local Chef Tom Douglas. Following dinner will be a private musical performance by The Midtown Men.

One Mind’s Chief Executive Officer, General Peter Chiarelli (Ret.) said, “I am thrilled that we are bringing so many influential people together for this very important cause. The Seattle area is known for idea incubation and innovation, so it makes perfect sense that as a Seattle-based organization, One Mind should be the game changer for collaborative brain research.”

Chiarelli went on to say, “One Mind connects the dots to improve research for brain disease and injury. When researchers, universities, pharmaceutical and device companies, and industry collaborate – from around the country and world – better diagnostics, treatments and cures will be made available to patients in years, not decades. We support development of cutting edge research because we are passionate about the patient! Our vision is advancing a model that will forever change the way we fund and conduct research to cure all diseases – we connect the dots.”

If interested in attending, or for additional information, please call 206.946.1769 or visit the event website at




About One Mind
One Mind is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting all affected by brain illness and injury through fostering fundamental changes that will radically accelerate the development and implementation of improved diagnostics, treatments, and cures; while eliminating the stigma. One Mind believes in open science principles and creates global public-private partnerships between governmental, corporate, scientific, and philanthropic communities. Visit us at or follow us via Twitter or Facebook.

Brooke Whitney
Office: +1 206.946.1768