Danielle Hickman, Jenelle Wolfe, Melissa Guzman, Felix Gonzalez and Olivia Caruso

Dana Hastings with Tom and Tracy Seifert

Beech Brook celebrated its 170th year with a fresh take on its 25-year signature event, the Beech Ball.
“Bash for the Brook” drew more than 180 guests to the stunning Sapphire Creek Winery and Gardens in Chagrin Falls. The evening featured a variety of indoor and outdoor games, dinner stations with a summer-inspired barbecue menu, and an open bar with bourbon, wine and beer tastings. Emcee Rob Telecky, Board Chair Victor DeMarco and Beech Brook President Tom Royer welcomed guests to the event.
Since 1852, Beech Brook has evolved to meet the community’s needs. Today, Beech Brook provides a wide range of behavioral health services including more than 40 programs, nearly

Victor DeMarco, Jennifer Morse and Tom Royer

100 school partnerships, foster care and a Family Center focused on child abuse prevention, parent education and early childhood services. “Bash for the Brook” raised close to $100,000 to support these programs. Just this year, Beech Brook will touch the lives of more than 10,000 children and their families. STORY BY CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC EAKIN