b'2022 ANNUAL REPORT|NAMI TENNESSEEAdvocacy and AwarenessVISION OF HOPE AWARD GALA Thisyear,theNAMITennesseeVisionofHope Gala returned to the Rhinestone stage at the Glen Campbell Museum in Nashville, Tennessee on May 10,2022,foranin-personandvirtualevent.The Vision of Hope Award Gala, which celebrated its eighth year, brought together a mix of behavior-al healthcare leaders with Tennessees generous philanthropic community.Executive Director Jeff Fladen, Board PresidentAllen Bartels, and Past Board Member Dick BaxterAdditionally, we honored Dixie Gamble, author and activist for those affected by mental illness, withourCouragetoShareAward. Broadcastinglivefromthe Rhinestone Stage with emcee KatrinaGaymadeforanex-traordinary in-person and vir-2022 Vision of Hope Award honorees: tual hybrid event. Commissioner Marie Williams, Dr. William Petrie, InadditiontoourVisionof and Dixie Gamble Hope virtual event, NAMI Tennessee Our Vision of Hope Awards and Courage to Sharehosted a month-long virtual Silent Auction with Award were given for exemplary service by indi- an assortment of fun experiences and one-of-a-vidualswhohavedemonstratedcommitment,kind items to benefit NAMI Tennessee.perseverance,andcaringforthoseimpacted by mental health conditions. Our Vision of Hope AwardhonoreesthisyearwereCommissioner Marie Williams and Dr. William Petrie, champi-ons in helping individuals and families impacted by mental illness. Emcee Katrina Gay and auction donor George Gruhn'