NAMI St. Louis Annual Gala

Thank you to everyone who made this event such a huge success!

“Unmasking Beautiful Minds”


2019 NAMI St. Louis Gala Committee


Save the Date for our Annual Gala at the Chase Park Plaza on Saturday, November 14, 2020. If you would like more information on this event or to be a sponsor please contact Heather Richardson, Director of Development at (314) 833-7930 or by email at We look forward to seeing you in 2020!


To view the pictures from our 2019 Gala, Click here

The Annual Gala celebrates leaders and champions in our community, partnering together to build and enhance sustainable recovery-oriented systems and services that improve lives for families and individuals living with mental illness. This event provides direct funding for family and community education programs that lead to positive life changes and an increase in empowerment for participants, allowing them to more effectively assist and support their loved one with mental illness in their journey toward recovery. The Annual Gala is attended by mental health service providers, hospital partners, educators, corporate sponsors, and ambassadors.


The Mortimer Goodman Award is given to a mental health professional that has made an outstanding contribution to mental health. Mortimer Goodman, a social worker whose daughter had a mental illness, was a NAMI St. Louis charter board member and vice president at the time of his death on August 18, 1981. In March of the following year, the board created this annual award in his name, honoring his legacy of championing for mental health and improving lives in our community.