Moving Families Forward Gala

Join us at the Ackerman Institute's 2024 Moving Families Forward Gala

Please join us on Monday, October 28, 2024, for the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Moving Families Forward Gala. Together, we will celebrate our critical work helping families in need and training clinicians in family therapy.

This year’s honorees will be presented with the Moving Families Forward Award in recognition of their meaningful contributions in the fields of family therapy and mental health. 

We continue the work to serve an ever-greater number of couples, families, and children, who seek the collective healing that only our clinic, family therapists, and trainees can provide. We cannot wait to share more with you about our honorees. Stay tuned for future announcements!

2024 Honorees and Hosts

  • To be announced

Explore Tickets and Tables

All tables seat 10 people.

$50,000 Family Benefactor Table

Premier dinner seating for 10 and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials and program.

$25,000 Family Patron Table

Preferred dinner seating for 10 and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials and program.

$15,000 Family Member Table

Seating for 10 and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials.

$5,000 Family Champion Ticket

Prime dinner seating for one and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials.

 $2,500 Family Supporter Ticket

Preferred dinner seating for one and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials.

$1,500 Family Friend Ticket

Dinner seating for one and recognition on the Benefit Committee, Ackerman’s website, and in the Gala materials.

Event Details

More Information:

Questions? Please contact: fwald@ackerman.org

To RSVP by mail, Download a PDF.

Gala Chairs

We are grateful for our wonderful Gala Chairs and for the generosity of our Benefit Committee.

2024 Co-Chairs:
  • Imke Oster
  • Nicole Poteat
  • Debbie Werner

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2023 Honorees and Hosts

Host

Abby Phillip

Abby Phillip

2023 Gala Host
Anchor, CNN NewsNight with Abby Phillip

Honorees

Adam F. Epstein

2023 Gala Honoree
Managing Director – Private Wealth Management
Family Office Consultant
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Deborah Werner, LCSW

2023 Gala Honoree
Family Therapist and Mental Health Professional
Board Member, Ackerman Institute for the Family
Board Member, Hyde School