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$704,000 raised for OhioGuidestone programs as 3News’ Betsy Kling emcees 2021 Evolution Gala

3News’ Betsy Kling emceed the event. She was joined by 3News’ Monica Robins, who took the stage to perform with her band, the Whiskey Kings.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published in an unrelated article on Sept. 22, 2021.

It was a special Saturday night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as 400 guests came together for OhioGuidestone’s Evolution Gala.

Organizers say $704,000 was raised for OhioGuidestone and its programs, a behavioral health agency headquartered in Berea.

3News’ Betsy Kling emceed the event. She was joined by 3News’ Monica Robins, who took the stage to perform with her band, the Whiskey Kings.

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“Evolution Gala, the nonprofit’s premier fundraiser, brings together leaders from the region’s corporate and philanthropic communities in celebration and support of OhioGuidestone’s mission to provide individuals of all ages with pathways to growth, achievement and lifelong success,” officials said in a press release.

This year’s event benefits the agency’s Workforce 360° programs and also recognized the following corporations and individuals for their commitment to workforce development in the community:

  • Corporate Honoree – Fifth Third Bank, accepted by Northern Ohio Regional President Joseph DiRocco
  • Community Honoree – Brandon Chrostowski, Founder, President and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
  • Sports Honorees – Cleveland Browns Tight End Austin Hooper
  • Workforce 360° Honoree – Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) Graduate Breawnna Snowberger

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