2023 NAMI GALA – Help, Hope and Healing | Guest Speaker Jeff Zuckerman

Help, Hope and Healing of Mental Health

Join us at the Sunset Ridge Country Club for conversations and support that breaks barriers. NAMI CCNS continues to provide stigma-fighting advocacy toward recovery for families and individuals.

Celebrating its 17th year, the 2023 NAMI CCNS Gala is one of the most notable events in the Chicagoland. The NAMI Gala has raised more than $1.9 million to help fund NAMI CCNS’s core mental health programs, courses and support groups. The evening supports NAMI CCNS’s work in more than 5 counties in the North Suburban Chicago area.

Join us on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, for a memorable evening!

How you can support the 2023 NAMI Gala:


If you wish to simply download our Sponsorship or Advertising forms, please do so here:

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What’s next? You can remit the forms along with payment through mail (8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois 60077) or simply schedule a time to drop them off at our office.

Special Guest Speaker: Jeff Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman

This year we are pleased to announce Jeff Zuckerman as our 2023 NAMI Gala Special Guest Speaker!  Jeffrey Zuckerman is a former social worker, newspaper reporter and editor, and university writing instructor. Over a 25-year career he has edited more than 1,500 dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeff has lived in Minnesota for 40 years. In addition to writing about mental health, he plays tennis and ice hockey, enjoys fishing and biking, and is a jazz pianist.



What NAMI CCNS does do to impact mental health:

NAMI CCNS is uniquely positioned and provides the following education and support programs at no charge:

  • Ending the Silence
  • In Our Own Voice
  • Family to Family
  • Family Support Group
  • Balance for Success Support Group
  • Connections Recovery Support Group
  • Veterans Support Group
  • Grief and Loss Support Group

Outreach Programs:

  • Self-Care Kits
  • Mental Health 101
  • How to Survive Life Out of High School

We are always in need of amazing auction items. If you would like to donate an item, please download our form here, print it and fill it out. Then, simply give us a call! Thank you!

✂ Gala Auction Form


NAMI Gala Auction Item


Saturday, April 29, 2023

Sunset Ridge Country Club
2100 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield, IL 60093



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