Awards Banquet and Gala

One of NAMI Dane County’s strategic priorities is to reduce the criminalization of mental illness. We know that a person having a mental health crisis is often more likely to land in jail than in a hospital. NAMI Dane County has been working to change this by providing crisis intervention training to police, corrections, and other first responders. These trainings focus on how to safely and effectively respond to people with mental illness and are shown to reduce arrests, jail days, hospital stays, and total criminal justice expenditures.

Join us at our Awards Banquet and Gala on April 5, 2018 to learn more about this issue, our trainings and other advocacy measures NAMI Dane County is taking to help change lives in our community.

Event Details
April 5, 2018
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Monona Terrace, Exhibition Hall

Sponsor and Program Ad Opportunities

Show us your support by becoming an event sponsor or purchasing a program ad. Last year, over 250 people attended and we expect even more this year. Will you Step Up and join us?

Download a list of sponsor and program ad opportunities

Register for the Event

Member Registration

Early bird $45 individual / $350 table
*Ends February 15, 2018

Regular $55 individual / $450 table
*Firm deadline March 25, 2018

Non-member Registration

Early bird $50 individual
*Ends February 15, 2018

Regular $60 individual
*Firm deadline March 25, 2018

Not yet a member but want member prices? No problem! Click here to purchase your membership before registering for the event. All member tickets purchased will be verified to ensure dues are current and paid. 

Awards Nominations

NAMI Dane County is now accepting awards nominations for the Dane County CIT Officer of the Year, Outstanding Peer Specialist, Youth Voice, Mental Health Professional of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Outstanding Media and Journalism awards. Descriptions of the awards are available here.

The firm deadline for submitting nominations is February 20, 2018. No nominations will be accepted after this date.

The Board of Directors will select the finalists at the February Board Meeting and winners will be recognized at the 2018 Awards Banquet and Gala on April 5, 2018. Winners will receive 2 free tickets to the event.

You can nominate someone here.