Keshet announced today that it raised over $250,000 at its sixth annual benefit concert featuring Grammy Award-winning group, The Temptations, on November 16 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. All proceeds benefited Keshet’s educational scholarships, vocational training and recreational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
“What an inspiring evening! The Temptations brought us back to the magic of Motown with their famous vocal harmonies and dance moves,” says Gil Bathgate, Keshet’s Professional Leadership Board co-chair. “The opening act, Soul Zimra, featured vocals from Keshet program participant, Avi Lesser. Avi’s participation highlighted both the importance and success of Keshet’s programming to the supporters who made our annual concert an evening to remember.”
More than 800 people attended the sold out event, which raised over $250,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, a raffle, and live auction.
“There are two main reasons why I come back year after to year to Keshet’s annual benefit concert,” says Phil Stern, an annual concert attendee, “The entertainment is always first class and we like to support Keshet. This year’s concert resonated with us more so than past years – seeing a Keshet participant perform in the opening act was truly incredible.”
Keshet: A Rainbow of Hope for Children and Adults with Special Needs is a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art 501 (c)(3) organization, providing community-based educational, recreational, and vocational programs for children, teens and young adults with varying and multiple developmental disabilities. Keshet’s goal is to enable children with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in the mainstream of community life.