Due to the Corona Virus, this event has been canceled. At that time there will be a determination in regards to our Annual Fundraiser.  This is a very trying time for all of us, but we will endure and will be back.

Please, consider a donation, as your continued support is vital to our future.

Celebrating Heroes of Mental Health

Join us at the Valley Lo Club for conversations and support that breaks barriers. NAMI CCNS continues to provide stigma fighting advocacy toward recovery for families and individuals.  This year we are pleased to be joined by these amazing heroes of mental health.

Celebrating its 13th year, the NAMI CCNS Gala is one of the most notable events in the Chicagoland. The NAMI Gala has raised more than $1.4 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 25, 2020, for a memorable evening to put children’s mental health first!


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    What’s Included in the Sponsorship Levels?

    Sponsorship Form Download Here!

    Captain America – $20,000

    ●NAMI CCNS Tree of Life Plaque
    ●2 tables of 10 upon request
    ●Banner signage
    ●Online and social media recognition
    ●Full-page ad

    Superman – $10,000

    ●NAMI CCNS Honor Plaque
    ●1 table of 10 upon request
    ●Banner signage
    ●Online and social media recognition
    ●Full-page ad

    Batman – $2,500

    ●2 Tickets upon request
    ●Banner Signage
    ●Online and social media recognition
    ●1/4 page ad

    Wonderwoman – $1,000

    ●Banner signage
    ●Online and social media
    ●Listed in Program

    Yes! We are proud to support the 2020 Cook County North Suburban Annual Spring Gala. We authorize NAMI to include our name and/or logo on all the materials printed for the event consistent with our sponsorship selection.

    For guaranteed inclusion of name/logo on printed materials, return form by March 19, 2020. Your logo should be sent in the following file formats: (EPS, PS, PDF) must be received within 5 weeks of the Gala, otherwise you will be listed by name only at the event.

    If you are choosing to send a check, please make payable to (NAMI Cook County North Suburban).
    Credit card payments accepted here.

    Exhibitor Booth Space
    • Exhibit booth space ($5,000 & above sponsorships)
    • Exhibit table and 2 chairs ($2,500 & above sponsorships)

    For your records, our Tax ID# is 36-3714540.
    Please forward logo or any questions to: zech.gilbert@namiccns.org

    NAMI Cook County North Suburban, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, Illinois 60077

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      Donation Total: $20,000

      GALA Program Book Ad Reservations

      Please indicate preferred ad opportunity

      • Full page – 4 7/8” x 7 3/4”: $ 400
      • One half page – 4 7/8” x 3 3/4”: $ 250
      • Quarter page – 4 7/8” x 1 7/8”: $150
      • Inside Front Cover – 4 7/8” x 7 3/4”: $500
      • Inside Back Cover – 4 7/8” x 7 3/4”: $500

      Ads Specifications:

      • Camera-ready art electronically in PDF, AI or PSD format, as scanned EPS, TIFF or JPEG files
        (If type is included in originally created ads that are not scanned, PDF format is preferred).
      • Scanned art must be saved at a minimum resolution of 266ppi
      • You may submit a business card
      • You may submit a clear photograph for “in memory of” ads (electronic images saved at 300 dpi at the physical size they are to be reproduced)

      We cannot receive ads that are printed on newsprint.

      NAMI CCNS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID# 36-3714540).
      Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
      Please send ads to: sue.ockerlund@namiccns.org
      or mail to NAMI CCNS, 8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077

      All materials must be submitted by April 8, 2019
      Thank you!

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        These tickets are young professional tickets only!  40 & under!

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          Donation Total: $150


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

          Download Sponsorship Form

          ✂ Download Gala Advertising Form

          What’s next? You can remit the forms along with payment through mail or simply schedule a time to drop them off at our office.

          Special Guest Speaker: Chris Prochut


          From a police commander and police partner to the infamous Drew Peterson to a mental health advocate, Chris Prochut has taken steps to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness through sharing his own story.  Prochut, a mental health advocate and suicide prevention trainer, took a stand to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Along with fighting his own mental illness, Prochut has spent the last six years traveling nationwide sharing his journey to survival in hopes to ‘start the conversation about mental health in America.’

          Chris Prochut has had the honor to present to over 10,000 law enforcement officers across the United States and Canada on the topics of suicide and depression warning signs, medication myths, department policy revision, and speaks of his personal experience with the stigma of mental health during his time in law enforcement.



          What NAMI CCNS does do to impact mental health:

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

          • Ending the Silence is an educational program for high school/Jr. high students about mental illnesses, how to identify signs and symptoms, possibilities for recovery, and how to help themselves and support one another.
          • Dual Solutions is a peer-led support group for 16 – 32-year-olds experiencing co-occurring mental health and addiction issues.
          • Balance for Success is for young adults seeking to balance recovery with college or work and the pressures of daily life.
          • Stable-ity is a non-mounted equine therapy group, which uses the power of the human-horse connection to help manage some of life’s emotional challenges.
          • WRAP is a class for those with a mental illness looking for an empowering, effective evidence-based guide for daily living.
          • NAMI on Campus is an exciting extension of NAMI’s mission into the campus community. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocating.


          How you can support the 2020 NAMI Gala:

          You can help by attending, sponsoring and/or donating an auction item to our Gala, to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Valley Lo Club.

          Every dollar raised at the 2020 NAMI Gala will be used to support our unique programming and will continue to make the difference for everyone who needs our services.

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


          NAMI Gala Auction Item

          2019 NAMI GALA

          Saturday, April 25, 2020

          Valley Lo Club
          2200 Tanglewood Dr.
          Glenview, IL 60025

          NAMI GALA TIME

          Cocktail Attire