Green Light Gala

/Green Light Gala
Green Light Gala 2019-01-16T14:49:46+00:00

For questions regarding the Gala, contact:

Maria Kakay
Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone:  412-366-3788

The presenting sponsors of the 2018 Gala are:


On Thursday, December 6, 2018, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hosted its second Green Light Gala for Mental Health Awareness at Nova Place on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The presenting sponsors of the Gala were UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization.

The Gala is a biennial statewide event that shines a light on the need for better mental health awareness, treatment, and resources.  It also celebrates the progress that has been made, the life-changing advancements that are on the horizon, and the brave individuals who are telling their stories to pave the way for so many others.

This fun-filled evening included heavy hors d’ oeuvres by Rania’s Catering and The Move Makers Band kept nearly 300 guests entertained all night long.

Renowned Pittsburgh artist Johno Prasack donated four prints that were raffled off. Three lucky winners claimed their prize.  But, one winner is still out there. The person who holds the raffle ticket with the numbers 101457 will take home Johno’s Heart print, which was featured on the NBC hit show, Will & Grace.  The winner can call the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania office at 412-366-3788 or email to claim their prize.  

Download the 2018 Green Light Gala Program Booklet
Guests raise a glass during a toast in honor of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
The Move Makers Band entertained the crowd all evening long.

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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s Gala such a success, starting with co-chairs Kathy Testoni, Libby Mascaro, and Sam Kane. We’d like to thank all of our guests with a special thank you to Stacey Rhodes who also played a role in the planning of the Gala.

And we want to acknowledge the following businesses for their in-kind contributions:
Rania’s Catering, Whitney Lerch Photography, Pete Donati and Sons Florist, Event Source, Affordable Linens, The Pie Place, and Cocoa Bake Shop.

Finally, the second Green Light Gala wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors who are listed below, starting with our Presenting Sponsors UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization.

Green Light Gala co-chairs Sam Kane (left) and Libby Mascaro (right) are joined by Diane Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan.
Rania’s Catering provided hors d’oeuvres, food stations, and desserts.

Photos courtesy of Whitney Lerch Photography.

Thank You to Our 2018 Green Light Gala Sponsors!




A Special Thanks to UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Food & Nutrition for their Gala Contribution