Anniversary Masquerade Gala 2021 – Unmask the Stigma

Gala Fundraiser 2021 - Unmasking the Stigma of mental health therapy

THE UNMASKED GALA

A community celebration of wellness!

Join Healing Arts Institute of South Florida as we step out in elegant high fashion at our

Unmasked “Masquerade” Gala!

Sunday, July 11th 2021

at a luxurious ocean front destination

The Conrad Hilton of Fort Lauderdale

The Experience starts 3:30PM and ends 8:00PM.

Image: Conrad Hilton of Fort Lauderdale

Join us as we “unmask” the stigma of mental health and embrace the opportunity to further strengthen our resilience, uncover our pain, and bring healing, hope and mental wellness to marginalized communities.

By working together, we can raise the funds needed to expand mental health services to underserved communities throughout Broward county.

Healing Arts Institute is growing larger every year, and we need your help to provide our no-cost mental health therapy and family services to underserved residents of Broward County.

It’s not easy offering top-of-the-line mental and behavioral therapy without your help, but together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.

Meet our Gala Honorees!

Dr. Rosalind Osgood

Davone Bess

Weslye Saunders


Purchase tickets!

Buy your gala mask!

Fundraiser Auction


If you are interested in sponsoring our event or purchasing advertising, please visit our Sponsorship and Advertising sales page.


What to expect at The Unmask Gala

A dual experience for adults and children. A summer night of festive fun for the whole family!

Pre-Event Activity – The Unmask Scavenger Hunt Challenge:

Take the scavenger hunt challenge for the opportunity to win $500 or $1000 to donate to a mental health charity of your choice. The hunt begins July 1st and the final clue will be revealed at 4:00pm on July 11th.

Featured Entertainment:

Part of the evening’s entertainment will include a phenomenal mime performance that will present a piece titled ‘The Pain of Hiding Behind the Mask and the Struggle to Gain the Help and Understanding Needed That Provides Healing, Restoration and Hope.’

After-party Dancing:

Join us as we release stress as we move together and dance while learning the latest dance challenges.

Dinner, dancing and live entertainment after-party with DJ She-J Hercules with music and drinks on the ocean front pool deck

DJ She-J Hercules 99 Jamz

Children’s Gala:

A unique experience for children at their own mini masquerade! Structured and fun play therapy activities – Building social skills through therapeutic and interactive play:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Sand play therapy
  • Puppet play
  • Social / emotional games
  • Unmasking stigma mask painting activity

Each child will receive an observation profile that highlights their strengths and abilities with strategies for consistent growth.


The Unmask Gala Experience

Image: Conrad Hilton of Fort Lauderdale
  • 3:30-4:30 PM – Check-in
  • 4:30 PM – The Unmasked Experience: family photos, changing faces photos, Mirrored images walk and much more!
  • 4:50 PM – How we fight Stigma together
  • 5:00 PM – Dinner served
  • 5:30 PM – Lively Entertainment, Dancing, Inspirational speakers, Giving campaign
  • 7:10 PM – Unmask Stigma Call to Action | Dr. Tennie
  • 7:11 PM – After party | Drinks on the pool deck
  • 8:00 PM – Child pick up

Become an unmasked champion!

Sponsor Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International’s inaugural Unmasking the Stigma of Mental Health Gala!

This will be a night to remember as we discuss how Healing Arts Institute can work together with other agencies to unmask the stigma of mental health.

Healing Arts Institute is growing larger every year, and we need your help to provide our free mental health therapy and family services to underserved residents of Broward county.

It’s not easy offering top-of-the-line mental and behavioral therapy without your help, but together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.


Gala Event Sponsorship

Platinum Level Sponsor

The Unmasked Champion– Provides 50 children with mental health services for 6 months.

  • Includes 2 tables of 6
  • Premiere full page ad
  • One year website link promotion

$20,000

Gold Level Sponsor

The Unmasked Guardian – Provides 25 children with mental health treatment for 6 months

  • Includes 1 table of 6
  • Premiere full page ad
  • One year website link promotion

$10,000

Silver Level Sponsor

The Unmasked Protector – Provides 10 families with mental health treatment for 6 months

  • Includes 4 individual tickets
  • Half page ad
  • 6 months website link promotion

$5,000

Bronze Level Sponsor

The Unmasked Defender – Provides 40 children access to the Unmasked Gala play-therapy experience

  • Includes 2 individual tickets
  • Quarter page ad
  • 6 months website link promotion

$3,500

Unmasked Beverage Sponsor

Provides beverages for the unmasked gala

  • Includes a quarter page ad
  • 6 months website link promotion

$1,500

The Unmasked

Sponsors five families with therapeutic services for a month

  • Includes a quarter page ad
  • 6 months website link promotion

$1,000

Unmask Scavenger Hunt Challenge Sponsor

Sponsor the Unmask Scavenger Hunt Challenge

  • Includes a quarter page ad
  • 6 months website link promotion

$1,000


Advertising Sponsorship

You can purchase advertising space in our gala brochure which will be distributed to all participants and sponsors of our event.

Advertising space must be purchased no later than July 1st 2021 to allow for positioning of your ad and printing of the brochure.

Advertisement: Full Page

Full Page Ad in our event booklet only (Admission to Gala not included)

$250

Advertisement: Half Page

Half Page Ad in our event booklet only (Admission to Gala not included)

$150

Advertisement: Quarter Page

Quarter Page Ad in our event booklet only (Admission to Gala not included)

$100

Advertisement: Business Card

Business card sized ad in our event booklet only (Admission to Gala not included)

$50