True Grit: Our Annual Gala

Every fall, Third Way Center welcomes donors, community partners, and youth mental health advocates to this festive evening where we celebrate the triumphs of the past 12 months and share our plans for the year ahead.

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This year’s gala recognizes and celebrates the contributions of our Trailblazers, the incredible women who, through their years of dedication at Third Way Center, have bettered the lives of the teens who come to us for treatment and support.

Event Sponsorship

Our amazing business community steps up every year to make True Grit a night to remember! To learn more about how your company can get involved to support Third Way while reaching new audiences, please contact Development Director, Sally Reed.

True Grit - Auction
True Grit 2021 - Award recipient

Award Recipients

Each year we celebrate members of the Third Way Community who are making a real difference out in the world. Last year’s event honored Dave Eisner for his 43 years of service.  Dave joined Third Way Center in 1977 as a clinician and by 1980 was promoted to Executive Director.

2021 – Mike Johnston
President, Chief Executive Officer for Gary Community Ventures

2020 – Virtual Gala, no award was presented

2019 – Lori Poland, MA, LPC, RRT
Mental health therapist and CEO of The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN)

2018 – Tim Laney
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer for National Bank Holdings Corporation

True Grit 2023: Trailblazers

Planning for True Grit: Trailblazers 2023 is already underway! If you’d like more information about attending, volunteering for, or sponsoring this event,
please contact Development Director, Sally Reed.