Ackerman Gala 2022

Join us at the Ackerman Institute's 2022 Moving Families Forward Gala

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Please join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022, 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, our honorees Beverly A. Greene, PhD, ABPP and Jane Whitney Gruson, will be presented with the Moving Families Forward Award in recognition of their meaningful contributions in supporting mental health, advocating for families, and moving families forward.

This year’s Gala will be hosted by Abby Phillip, CNN Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent, with a dynamic live auction led by Mattos Paschal, Senior Sale Coordinator, Christie’s.

Be sure to place your bid at our online charity auction by September 29th at 9:45 pm (ET)! 

Event Details

Join us at the Ackerman Institute's 2022 Moving Families Forward Gala

More Information:

Questions? Please contact: giving@ackerman.org

To RSVP by mail, Download a PDF.

Place your bid at our online charity auction
Bids must be submitted by September 29th at 9:45 pm (ET). 

2022 Honorees and Hosts

Dr. Beverly A. Greene

Beverly A. Greene, PhD, ABPP

2022 Gala Honoree

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology; American Board of Professional Psychology Fellow; American Psychological Association, Academy of Clinical Psychology Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University; Mental Health Pioneer, Advocate, and Scholar

Jane Whitney Gruson

2022 Gala Honoree

Host of PBS’s “Common Ground with Jane Whitney”
Mental Health Advocate and Democracy Activist

Abby Phillip

Abby Phillip

2022 Gala Host
Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent, CNN

Mattos Paschal

2022 Gala Auctioneer
Senior Sale Coordinator, Christie’s

Explore Tickets and Tables

$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.

$35,000 Family Sponsor Table

Prime 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.

 $1,250 Early Friend Ticket

Dinner seating for one. (This ticket option is only available until Friday, July 8th)

Our online Gala auction is now live on Givergy! A major part of our Moving Families Forward Gala is the charity auction, which includes live and silent auction items. Visit our auction website to start your bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and unique and special items. Be sure to place your bid by September 29th at 9:45 pm (ET)!

Gala Chairs and Benefit Committee

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

Chairs:

  • Leslie Roberts
  • Deborah Werner

Honorary Chairs:

  • Gisselle Acevedo
  • Lois Braverman
  • Linda Dishy
  • Jane and Bill Donaldson
  • Alan Koenigsberg and John Dotto
  • Mike and Jacquelyne Love
  • Paula K. Oppenheim
  • Jodie Patterson
  • Judy Stern Peck
  • Kate Snow
  • Diane Warren
  • Lauren Waterman

Vice Chairs:

  • Jeannie Ackerman Curhan and Joseph C. Williams
  • Jane and Bill Donaldson
  • Martha Fling
  • Sandra and George Garfunkel
  • Thomas Graham Kahn
  • Paula K. Oppenheim
  • Imke and Benek Oster
  • Leslie Roberts and Andrew Freedberg
  • Susan and Ira Sallen
  • Sheri Sandler
  • Janine Weisenbeck
  • Deborah Werner
  • Jane Whitney and Lindsey Gruson

Benefactor:

  • Jane and Bill Donaldson
  • Paula K. Oppenheim

Sponsor:

  • Deborah Werner
  • Jane Whitney and Lindsey Gruson

Patron:

  • Jeannie Ackerman Curhan and Joseph C. Williams
  • Martha Fling
  • Sandra and George Garfunkel
  • Thomas Graham Kahn
  • Imke and Benek Oster
  • Leslie Roberts and Andrew Freedberg
  • Susan and Ira Sallen
  • Sheri Sandler
  • Janine Weisenbeck

Champion:

  • Clyde and Diane Brownstone
  • Michael & Jacquelyne Love

Advocate:

  • Linda Dishy
  • Epstein Partners, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Al Feliu and Susan Hobart
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Elaine and Ken Langone
  • Judy Stern Peck
  • Roth-Dishy Family
  • Lois and Arthur J. Stainman
  • Ethan Wohl and Leslie Meek-Wohl
  • David Yount and Erica Hill Yount
  • Allen Zwickler

Friend:

  • Julie Bailey
  • David Beck and Lillesol Kane
  • Lois Braverman
  • Michael Dennis and Katherine Wenning
  • Adam T. Douberly
  • Anne Sutherland Fuchs
  • Hope Kelaher
  • Alan Koenigsberg and John Dotto
  • Joann Lang
  • Anna Lee and Paul Rougebec
  • Lisa Leon
  • Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation
  • Ellen and Sam Newhouse
  • Nicole and Emilie Poteat
  • Bob and Shari Ruckh
  • Arnold and Joanne Syrop
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • Nathan and Shana Wasserman

Listing as of September 29, 2022, 5:00 pm (ET)

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