After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were thrilled to bring back Kaleidoscope—our benefit concert held at the beautiful Aronoff Center for the Arts. All proceeds from the event will be used to expand and enhance mental health treatment and prevention programs.
Multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer joined us for an unforgettable evening of music and community, energizing fans with his empowering pop anthems. Grammer also gave voice to the mental health struggles many of us have felt over the past few years, especially during the pandemic.
“I’m seen kinda as the positive guy, so maybe it carries a little more weight when I say I was depressed and had to get into therapy to work through it. Maybe that gives other people permission?” Grammer said.
A vocal advocate for mental health, Grammer was recently a keynote speaker at the American Mental Health national conference. “It’s worth all of us just being honest with ourselves about where we are. And if we need help, to make sure that we get it.”
When asked to perform for our benefit concert, Grammer quickly engaged. Excited by the cause and supporting our patients and mental health initiatives, he made a generous gift to name the classroom at our new College Hill facility in his mother’s honor.
Together with Andy Grammer, our generous sponsors and concert-goers, we raised nearly $1.1 million to benefit our mental health programs and support children and teens who are struggling.