GALA 2017

DATE Jun 7, 2017

Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success

mental health association of new york city's

25th annual gala

For 50 years the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) has been unwavering in its belief that everyone can achieve emotional wellness with the right care and support.

Unfortunately, silence and shame keep too many people from getting the help that they need.

This year’s Gala — “Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success” — will shatter the silence that surrounds mental illness and raise funds to support care and treatment for those who need it most.

We are proud to be honoring NY Giants Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall and his wife, Michi, Co-Founders of PROJECT 375 and ardent mental health advocates since Brandon’s diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2010, as well as the Zirinsky family, founders of Gracie-Square Hospital and unrivaled supporters of MHA-NYC and its work for three generations and five decades.

With their help – and yours – we will keep fighting until we can all talk about our mental health the same way we do about our physical health: with compassion instead of shame and, most of all, with hope.


The Zirinsky Family

Photo: Cynthia Zirinsky and Joe Peyronnin, Executive Vice-Chair of MHA-NYC Board


Bill Ritter

Anchor, WABC Eyewitness News

Dinner Chairs

Jennifer Ashley

CBRE, Global Head of Human Resources

Kevin J. Danehy

Brookfield, Global Head of Corporate Development

Charles P. Fitzgerald

V3 Capital Management, Senior Management Partner

Special Recognition

Giselle Stolper

Former President & CEO


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Last Year's Gala 2016: The Many Faces of Mental Health

On Tuesday, April 12, over 500 business, civic, and government leaders came together for our 2016 Gala, The Many Faces of Mental Health, to call attention to the diversity of people who grapple with mental health challenges and to celebrate the innovative leaders, programs, and technologies bringing treatment, support, hope, and health to those striving to achieve emotional wellness.

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