About the Gala

Come join us in celebrating The Hume Center’s 25 Years of Behavioral Health Services as we surround ourselves with gorgeous classic cars, cocktails and fine dining at a roaring 20’s-themed evening. Be inspired by motivationals Speakers and authors who share their Journeys of Hope, an uplifting beautiful choreography by a world-renowned dancer, lively fashion show and silent auctions along with plenty of opportunities to interact with like-minded individuals is sure to manifest joy about an evening well spent. Let’s toast decades of work improving lives and wellness in the Bay Area and help guarantee decades more. The Hume Center operates over a dozen mental health and wellness programs at six clinics in the East Bay, with a focus on underserved communities.


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VIP Cocktail Hour

Silent Auction

Car Museum Self Tour

Fashion Show

Plated Dinner

Keynote Speakers




Give hope to the 50% of Americans who struggle with a mental illness by helping us expand our prevention and treatment services


Learn from inspirational guest speakers and our motivating keynote


Enjoy meeting like-minded individuals, thought-provoking entertainment and a delectable dinner


Help fund our expanded efforts to reduce the alarming rise of suicides

Speakers & Guests

Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald


Chris’ breakout role was in Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise (1991), followed shortly by playing Jack Barry in Robert Redford’s Quiz show (1994). Other notable performances include Into Thin Air (1997) as John Krakauher and Tappy Timmons in Requiem for a Dream (2000) opposite Ellen Burstyn. Chris has co-starred in hit comedies Happy Gilmore, American Pie, Flubber and Leave it to Beaver. Harry’s Law, Boardwalk Empire and Family Law highlight his television credits. Click here to view his IMDB profile.
Meji Singh

Meji Singh

Gala Honoree

“Inspired by Harvard’s Professor Gerald Caplan’s vision, Dr. Meji Singh has transformed collective mental health and wellness (optimized use of medication with evidence-based approach combined with psychotherapy) of communities by clinically and professionally integrating into resolving conflicts at individual, group, family and organizational levels (life crisis intervention through institutional programs e.g., school-based and south Asian community services).  Bringing his experience as the Assistant Director of California’s Center for Training in Community Psychiatry and Mental Health Administration, he founded the Hume Center which has trained professionals from all over the Bay Area, the state, and targeting a grander scale of audience leveraging Community Behavioral Health services and administration.

The Hume Center is excited to announce there will be an exclusive book signing of his published a book during the VIP private cocktail hour. Key insights on the causes which inspired Dr. Singh to successfully disrupt the mental health and wellness landscape as a change agent have been shared in his book “Changing the Course of Destruction” which showcases his incredible journey. The book explores how to stop the course of destruction and help humanity truly find peace. To do this, he reviews catastrophic events in human history, such as the Partition of India, Hitler’s Germany and Nine-Eleven. He believes that Change Agents, such as community psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and organizational development consultants; spiritual leaders; academicians; politicians; and CEOs of business organizations and banks may be particularly interested in reading this book.”


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