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Summit Gala

Save the Date for the 2023 Summit Gala

Saturday, March 25th, 2023
6:00pm
The Hotel at Avalon

About Our Keynote Speaker

Nelba Márquez-Greene

Nelba Márquez-Greene is the founder of The Ana Grace Project. She founded The Ana Grace Project in 2013 as a response to the school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, in 2012, which took the life of her daughter, Ana Grace Márquez-Greene. The Ana Grace Project is dedicated to promoting love, community, and connection for every child and family through three lead initiatives: partner schools, professional development, and music and the arts. 

Márquez-Greene was a founding member of the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Diversity Committee and has served on their board of directors. Additionally, she has testified and advocated at the state and federal levels for mental health initiatives, hosted TEDx talks, and is a sought-after speaker nationally.

Nelba was featured in the 2019 release of The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton and in People magazine’s October 2019 issue as one of ten “Women Changing the World.” In 2018, she was selected as one of the “100 Women of Color” and as a Young Women’s Christian Association Women’s Leadership Award recipient. Márquez-Greene was also the recipient of the Distinguished Professional Service Award in 2004 and the Service to Families Award in 2013 from the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Márquez-Greene graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in music education. She later received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Joseph College in 2005. She lives with her husband (Jimmy Greene, ’97) and son in a Connecticut suburb and with Ana Grace in her heart. 

Learn more about Nelba by visiting thisgrievinglife.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship info contact Rachel Newcomer at (770) 605-4504 or rnewcomer@summitcounseling.org

Monarch: Presenting Sponsor – $50,000

  • 10 tickets to the VIP Reception 
  • 3 Tables(24 Seats) to Gala banquet in premier location near the stage Recognition as the VIP Reception sponsor
  • Complimentary suite at Hotel at Avalon for the evening of the event Logo placement on Gala invitations
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items to all attendees Corporate recognition on all collateral materials
  • Prominent logo placement at VIP reception, Red Carpet, Silent Auction, website, scrolling slides, and program book
  • Full-page recognition in program book
  • Full spread 4-color ad (2 pages) in program book
  • Company name included in all press releases and publicity information Recognition on social media and on Summit website
  • 1 golf foursome in the September 25th, 2023 17th Annual Summit Golf Classic at Country Club of the South

Blue Morpho: Sponsor – $25,000

  • 8 tickets to the VIP Reception
  • 2 Tables (16 seats) to Gala banquet in prominent location Recognition as Red Carpet sponsor
  • Opportunity to provide corporate branded items to all attendees Corporate recognition on all collateral materials
  • Logo placement at Red Carpet, website, scrolling slides, and program book-Full page 4-colorad in program book
  • Company name included in publicity information
  • Recognition on social media and on Summit website

Swallowtail: Sponsor – $10,000

  • 8 tickets to the VIP Reception
  • Table (8 seats) to Gala banquet
  • Recognition as Silent Auction sponsor
  • Corporate recognition on all collateral materials
  • Logo placement at Silent Auction, website, scrolling slides, and program book
  • Half page 4-color ad in program book
  • Recognition on social media and on Summit website

Red Admiral: Sponsor – $5,000

  • 1 Table (8 seats) to Gala banquet
  • Recognition on website, social media, scrolling slides, and program book Quarter page 4-color ad in program book

Ulysses: Sponsor – $3,000

  • 1 Table (8 seats) at Gala banquet
  • Name recognition in program book and social media

Glasswing: Sponsor – $1000

  •  2 seats at Gala banquet
  • Name recognition in program book and social media

About Summit Counseling

The Summit is a trusted 501(c)(3) nonprofit community counseling organization that has helped individuals, couples, and families experience hope, healing, and restoration since 1990. In fiscal year 2022/23, 30 therapists are projected to provide 22,500+ clinical hours to 2100+ individuals, couples, and families at 5 offices and 31 school-based locations.

Our Mission

The Summit Counseling Center provides professional counseling, psychological services, school-based mental health, and community education services utilizing an integrated approach to care for individuals and families – Body, Mind, Spirit, and Relationships.

Our Vision

The Summit envisions a community where everyone, without exception, will have full access to professional, integrative behavioral healthcare services.

Our Values

Competence
Development of a skilled workforce that delivers and supports the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based clinical services.

Culture
A shared vision of values, beliefs, and attitudes that drives engagement, impacts satisfaction, and improves both well-being and performance at work.

Connectivity
Intentional efforts to communicate, collaborate, and provide meaningful feedback, both internally and externally, to accomplish our shared mission.

Care
Demonstration of thoughtful consideration for Summit staff, both at the team and individual level, so that each employee feels seen and heard.

Community
Engaging with our stakeholders (clients, partners, and neighbors) in a way that allows them to feel cared for, valued, and respected.

Mental Health Facts & Statistics

Mental illness does not discriminate – anyone can be affected, regardless of age, race, religion, or income. The mental health crisis is a global problem for humanity, with major impact on our families locally.

Mental Health
  • 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24
  • The average delay from when symptoms first appear and intervention is approximately 11 years
  • 14% of Georgia youth (age 12-17) report suffering from at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in 2021
Suicide
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
  • The estimated number of American adults with serious suicidal thoughts is over 11.4 million – an increase of 664,000 people from 2021
  • 93% of adults surveyed in the U.S. believe that suicide can be prevented
Access to Mental Health Care
  • Georgia ranks 48th in 50 states for access to mental health care, resources, and insurance
  • 2 out of 5 children in Georgia have trouble accessing the mental health treatment they need
  • 39% of Georgians were unable to access treatment due to financial restraints in 2021

Creating Hope in Our Community

By removing barriers, implementing prevention, and providing assessments and therapy, the Summit is striving to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in our community.

Removing Barriers
  • Removing financial barriers by raising Client Assistance Funds (CAF) to subsidize counseling for those in need
  • Removing barriers to accessibility by expanding community locations beyond our 5 office locations, 31 Summit On-Site school partnerships, and telehealth option
  • Removing barriers of stigma by providing vital mental health and suicide prevention education through our Mental Health Awareness Program
Implementing Prevention
  • Offering confidential, free online screenings to help identify signs of behavioral health concerns and refer those in need to resources
  • Providing free trainings to equip our community with the tools needed to recognize signs of suicide and respond with care
  • Facilitating group therapy for at-risk youth
Providing Assessments & Therapy
  • Providing individual and group therapy to children, teens, adults, and seniors
  • Offering couples and family counseling led by professional, caring clinicians
  • Conducting suicide risk crisis assessments to students at risk of harming themselves and providing assistance to help keep them safe
For additional info contact Rachel Newcomer at
(770) 605-4504 or rnewcomer@summitcounseling.org