Kids’ Minds Matter seeks sponsors for 2024 gala

Guests listen to speaker presentations

Event sponsors will help the organization expand pediatric and mental and behavioral health care services in Southwest Florida

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Kids’ Minds Matter’s annual signature event planned for Feb. 7, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at Arthrex One in Naples. Kids’ Minds Matter, the mental health program for Golisano Children’s Hospital, advocates for pediatric mental and behavioral health care services.

“Since 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised awareness of the children’s mental health epidemic in our community,” said Dr. Emad Salman, chief physician and operations executive at Golisano Children’s Services. “While we’ve made great strides in expanding providers and programs, the need continues to grow. Southwest Florida children are still waiting two years to visit a psychologist, and up to three weeks for an urgent psychiatry visit. Becoming an advocate can help Kids’ Minds Matter reduce these wait times and save more lives.”

The theme of Kids’ Minds Matter’s 2024 signature event is “Your Story Matters,” an encouraging theme of sharing stories that will help change the future for kids today and for generations to come. Sponsorships will help Kids’ Minds Matter improve access to care by developing the organization’s intensive outpatient program, expanding Golisano clinics throughout the region, encouraging adoption of outpatient group therapy and more.

Three tiers of sponsorship are available including Presenting Sponsor at $50,000, Impact Sponsor at $25,000 and Advocate Sponsor at $10,000. Sponsorship benefits include recognition at each private dinner, tickets and a reserved tables at the gala, recognition on Kids’ Minds Matter social media channels and digital correspondence with guests, logo recognition, optional signage to display your business as a supporter of Kids’ Minds Matter and documentation for a tax-deductible gift.

Sponsorship of the 2024 Kids’ Minds Matter signature event will help increase access to pediatric mental health services and programs in our region. Registration for the event will open in early December. To become a sponsor, please visit