On Monday, April 24, 2023, Leadership Geauga presented an $11,460 check to Ravenwood Health, a community mental health center based in Chardon, Ohio. The donation was made possible through the 2023 Emerald Ball’s Call to the Heart portion of the live auction on March 4, 2023. Each year, Leadership Geauga names an Emerald Leader at its annual Emerald Ball fundraiser. This year, the 2023 Emerald Leader was Mary Beth O’Neill. Mary Beth has deep roots in Geauga County and is known for her work with Ravenwood Health, which is why Ravenwood was selected as this year’s benefactor. “We are thrilled to support Ravenwood Health through this donation,” said Meredith Ashkettle, Executive Director of Leadership Geauga. “Their work is essential to the well-being of our community, and we are honored to contribute to their efforts.” Leadership Geauga is committed to promoting community leadership and engagement through leadership development programs, community events, and partnerships with non-profit organizations. The $11,460 donation will significantly impact Ravenwood Health’s ability to provide mental health services to those in need. The organization serves many individuals yearly and relies on the community’s support to continue its work. “Care for mental health and addiction is of the utmost importance today as so many people are struggling and need the services Ravenwood Health can provide,” says Mary Beth O’Neill. “Thank you to Leadership Geauga for supporting their great work!” For more information about Leadership Geauga and its programs, please visit www.leadershipgeauga.org.