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.

This year’s gala recognizes and celebrates the stories of where we have been, the stories of now, and the stories of where we are going as an organization.

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.

Download the 2024 True Grit Sponsorship Packet here!

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.

2023 – Honored 15 Third Way Center Staff
Honored 15 women who have been with Third Way Center for 20 years or more

2022 – David Eisner
Celebration of David’s 45 years as Executive Director of Third Way Center

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

2020 – Virtual Gala

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

True Grit 2024: Campfire Stories

Planning for True Grit: Campfire Stories 2024 is already underway! If you’d like more information about attending, volunteering for, or sponsoring this event,
please contact Development Director, Sally Reed.