The Reminiscences of Jerry Taylor

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And even at the Phoenix House, the board meetings, they were mostly business meetings, they were mostly concerned with financials and real estate. And at one point, and I can’t remember who suggested this. I might have, but I don’t want to take credit for it, because I’m not sure, but somebody said, “You know, we’re sitting here, and we’re talking about everything but the treatment. We’re talking about everything but what we do here.”
— Jerry Taylor

Biography: At the time of this interview, Jerry Taylor was vice president of Lippe Taylor advertising firm.  He served as a board member for Phoenix House and the Phoenix House Development Corporation from 1972 to 2006.  He helped in fundraising around special events, using his connections in the magazine publishing and advertising businesses.

Keywords: Phoenix House; New York City; substance abuse treatment; Mitchell Rosenthal; Chicago; Mary Travers; Peter, Paul & Mary; 1968 Democratic Convention; Navy; Chicago; board; advertising; fundraising; music; music industry; National Lampoon; publishing; Bob Friedman; John Scanlon; Harper's Bazaar; magazines; Big Ten