Friday September 15, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive Cleveland , OH 44124



Spellbound, CSC’s annual fundraising gala, celebrated its 31st event on Friday, September 15th at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. This year’s theme was “An Evening to Empower” and featured keynote speaker Michael Hingson and a fund-a-need for CSC’s Empowerment Fund. The ballroom was electrified with a spirit of giving, celebration, and a sense of real impact on the needs of CSC’s clients who receive difference-making devices through the Empowerment Fund. Thus far, through many wonderful gifts, Spellbound has raised $280,000…thank you for your support!

Upon arrival at Landerhaven, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’ouevres during the reception in the atrium and rotunda, which featured a photo booth and silent auction with 25 great items to bid on. Attendees then were seated for dinner in the grand ballroom. The program began with Board Chair Sheryl King Benford welcoming all guests and thanking the evening’s committee, sponsors, board trustees, staff and clients. After dinner, the program resumed with a live auction featuring items including tickets to ride the Goodyear Blimp Airship, behind-the-scenes tour of the vault and archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Musuem and The Chef’s Table at Dante Restaurant in Tremont. The evening’s featured speaker, Michael Hingson, then spoke about his story of teamwork, adaptation and empowerment, his experiences on 9/11 and what blindness means to him. After he finished, donors generously raised their paddles to support CSC’s Empowerment Fund. The evening concluded with dancing and great music from The Chozen Few Band.

Many thanks to the Spellbound Committee for their commitment and hard work in preparation of this year’s event:  Board Trustee and Event Chair Sara Parish, Board Trustee Mary Bookman, Board Trustee Susan Harnden, Board TrusteeLynn Heiligenthal-Showalter and Board Trustee Erin Ploucha. Thanks to all staff members that had a part in the planning of the event and those who worked that evening to make it such an inspirational night.

Thank you to this year's sponsors!




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