Best Point Education & Behavioral Health Hosted Rockin’ at Riverfest Annual Fundraiser

Rockin' at Riverfest Annual Fundraiser

Best Point Education & Behavioral Health hosted their 2023 Rockin at Riverfest fundraising gala on Sunday, September 3rd at The Annie W. & Elizabeth Anderson Pavilion in Smale Park. The premier fundraiser, sponsored by The Unnewehr and Edelweiss Foundations and presented by The Heidt Family Foundation, raised $610,000 to fund the Best Point mission. “We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and excited at the phenomenal success of this year’s Rockin’ at Riverfest,” said John Banchy, Best Point’s President and CEO. “We are thrilled to have exceeded our fundraising goal of $550,000, all to support the 40+ programs and services that help the most vulnerable in our city.”

The evening consisted of dinner, music, live and silent auctions, fireworks and an after party. Rhonda Sheakley was honored with this year’s Servant’s Heart Award for her unwavering dedication and countless hours of service to Best Point. This year’s 2023 Rockin at Riverfest event co-chairs for Sunday night’s gala were Britney Ruby Miller & Caleb Miller, Tim & Lisa Schroeder, and Drs. Gail Kist-Kline & Keith Kline. Next year’s 2024 Rockin at Riverfest fundraising gala will be on Sunday, September 1, 2024, with Bill & Betty Tonne, Chip & Jane Gerhardt and Terry & Christy Horan as next year’s event co-chairs.

A special thanks to this year’s Rockin at Riverfest sponsors:

  • Title Sponsors: The Edelweiss Foundation & The Unnewehr Foundation
  • Presenting Sponsor: Heidt Family Foundation
  • Diamond Sponsor: Schroeder Family Foundation
  • Platinum Sponsor: CER Services, Inc.
  • Gold Sponsors: US Bank, Oliver Family Foundation, Gorilla Glue, Emerge IT, Fourth Street
    Performance Partners, Ft. Washington Investment Advisors, HORAN Wealth Management and
    HORAN Capital Advisors, LLC, Foundation Risk Partners & Mike and Mary McGraw, Huntington
  • Silver Sponsors: CF Bank, Christ College of Nursing, Dr. Gail Kist-Kline, USI, Betty and Bill
    Tonne, Intellex, 19/19 Investment Council, Can Darr-VolleyLlama, Encore
  • Additional Event Sponsors: ProScan Imaging, altafiber, MBIA Capital Advisors, D.F. Dent, Bricker
    Graydon, Barnes Denning, Champlin Architecture