Night Out With NAMI 2022:
Midnight at the Masquerade
After two years of virtual galas and more challenges than we all care to remember, Night Out With NAMI was once again IN PERSON! NAMI Mercer staff, volunteers, and supporters gathered on Sunday evening, November 6, 2022, at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake for a Venetian Ball-themed murder mystery dinner: Midnight at the Masquerade.
Night Out With NAMI attendees were transported (in their imagination) to the canals of Venice and enjoyed an Italian feast and the theatrics of The Mystery Co. Dressed in our finest, friends worked together to solve the “who done it?’ mystery -- all while supporting NAMI Mercer.
Night Out With NAMI is also an opportunity to honor the mental health champions who make a real difference in the community. The 2022 honorees were Jason Redd and District 15 Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson. A top legislative insider, NAMI Mercer friend, supporter, and past President, Jason received the NAMI Mercer Pillar Award for his longstanding commitment to advancing our mission. NAMI Mercer’s Visionary Award was presented to Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson for her outstanding dedication to mental health advocacy and her support of our organization.
Click here to see our 2022 Patrons.
Memories of Night OFF With NAMI 2021
Due to lingering uncertainties related to the pandemic and the fact that most people were "zoomed-out,” NAMI Mercer hosted a no-gala gala in 2021. No one had to go anywhere or log in at any certain time in order to demonstrate their support for NAMI Mercer. For the first time, we combined our Patron Society casting, NOWN fundraising, and Annual Appeal into ONE SINGLE ASK and raised over $47,000!