Annual Winter Gala, Saturday, February 25, 2023 7PM

Important Entrance and Parking Information  If you are attending the Gala please enter through the North entrance (the one near the outdoor Escape entrance).  Open Door Valet service will be available.

Wear your finest black tie or cocktail attire as you enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, delicious dining stations and open bar.

NEWReserved premier placement seating for tables of 8 now available.

We will be supporting and recognizing the work of the NAC Have a Heart Foundation over the past year through the 52K in 52 Weeks initiative which honored a different local charity with a $1,000 donation every week.

Our 52K recipients will be in attendance along with community members and sponsors.  You may invite your family and friends for a wonderful night out as the NAC brings back our longstanding tradition of celebration with an unforgettable Gala to honor you, our members, our community and our Foundation recipients.

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” … Bernard Meltzer, Radio Pioneer and Host.

Gala tickets may be purchased here:

$150 per ticket per individual

$1500 per 8 person table with reserved premier placement seating.  Limited reserved premier tables available, RSVP now.  All other seating is open, not reserved.

All proceeds to benefit NAC Have a Heart Foundation.

In the Donation Event Field, please specify GALA. You will not receive an actual ticket.  Your name and the number in your party will be on a list at reception.  If others in your party arrive separately from you, they should note that the tickets are under your name.

NAC Have a Heart Foundation is an officially recognized 501(c)3 charity which means that your contribution is tax deductible.

Become a Gala Sponsor and receive  a litany of benefits to promote and position your company in alignment with community service and good corporate citizenship.  Private and personal sponsorships are welcome as well.  We stand with you in supporting our community.

If you wish to discuss a customized sponsorship or have any questions please contact NAC Have a Heart Executive Director, Linda Mitchell at 267-229-1142 or  

Humanitarian Awards

These awards will be presented at the Gala.

Joe Santy

The Have a Heart Person of the Year is represented by a community individual, local business or corporation that has made extraordinary contributions of time, funds, and efforts to the foundation.

The 2022 recipient of this honor is Mr. Joe Santy.  Joe is a former consultant in the Urban Alllure Salon and Spa, an entrepreneur and has supported the foundation for many years with generous contributions as well as with his time and talent. He believes in our mission to support the community and is a lifelong philanthropist. We are deeply grateful for Joe’s support and his dedication to our vision to bring the needs of our own community to the forefront.

Bill McAlister

The Have a Heart NAC Member of the Year is represented by an individual who, as a NAC member, has displayed consistent generous support for the foundation with their time, monetary contributions, and talents as well as tremendous support of the NAC.

The 2022 recipient of this award is NAC member Bill McAlister. Bill has been a member of the NAC for over 30 years and has supported the foundation and the NAC every year and every time there is a cause that we bring to the to the forefront. Bill’s commitment to his community is unshakable as illustrated by his generosity of spirit and resources. He is always the first one to step up to the plate without hesitation. Bill’s support of the club itself is also tremendous. From personal training to the Well Lounge, Bill utilizes and supports all aspects of the club. We are thrilled to honor Bill in this way as the amazing and deserving individual that he is.