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15th Annual Bridging the Gap Gala

Over 300 guests attended the 15th annual New Milestones Foundation Bridging the Gap Gala – Speak Easy On Mental Health held on October 20th at the Four Seasons Hotel. Guests, including representatives from mental health providers in Austin, enjoyed the evening’s EMCEE, Dr. Don Christian, President of Concordia University, and listened to a moving keynote address from Dr. Stephen Strakowski, Chair of Psychiatry from the Dell Medical School. Dr. Strakowski challenged all attendees to support “A seamless mental health continuum that brings the right care and support to the right place at the right time for everyone in need.”

This year’s Gala focused on raising funds for Families With Voices, a program that helps families achieve stability and wellbeing through a holistic approach to care. We are happy to share that the goal of raising $50,000 was superseded!

A big thanks goes out to Lynley Prather, Susan Sager, Fran Irwin and the Gala Committee for putting on such an amazing event. Thanks also to Dr. Christian, Dr. Strakowski and Gayle Stallings for making the evening both meaningful and fun.

The NMF Board thanks all long-time and new donors for their generosity as well as our mental health partners for adding to the evening’s success. 

See pictures of the Gala here

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