Night IN With NAMI 2020
Night Out With NAMI is NAMI Mercer's annual benefit gala. Since 2001, our friends and supporters have gathered to enjoy delicious dinners, theater productions, concerts, themed dances, and silent/live auctions. Proceeds from this event support NAMI Mercer's programs and services, offered at no charge to the community so cost will not be a barrier to participation.
This year's gala will be a little different as we pivot to an online platform to celebrate together and still keep everyone safe. Night IN With NAMI: Heroes of Hope and Healing will be held on Thursday, December 17. The pre-gala celebration will begin at 6:45 pm. During the gala, we will honor Maurice Benard with NAMI Mercer's Visionary Award; Karen Marquis with The Pillar Award; and Gianna Santoro will receive the WOW Award. You can learn more about our awardees by clicking on their names.
The two-time Emmy award-winning actor from General Hospital, Maurice Benard, will share his story during a fascinating interview with local playwright, David Lee White. Courtney Billington, President of Janssen Neuroscience at Janssen Inc. will make a special announcement. There will be Mission Moments, our own "celebrities" in-studio for Fund-A-Need, and four lucky raffle-baskets winners among our attendees.
This year we have combined our Patron Society casting, NOWN fundraising, and Annual Appeal into this ONE SINGLE ASK and we are offering donors the opportunity to add an engraved stone to our Giving Tree display. A gift of $2,500 and above garners a gold stone; $1,000 - $2,400- a silver stone; and $500-$999 - a bronze stone. There is NO CHARGE FOR TICKETS to this event. Please join us!
Your presence, your generosity are needed now more than ever.
Night IN With NAMI: Heroes of Hope and Healing
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Pre-Gala festivities: 6:45 pm Gala: 7:00 pm
Click here to visit the event site. The live stream will become visible in the viewing window at 6:45 pm.
Night IN With NAMI Lead Sponsor:
With Special Thanks to our 2020 Patron Society Sponsors: Dr. George DiFerdinando, Jr. & Dr. Elizabeth Marshall
And Thank You to our Patron Reception Partner: