2013 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit

Event raises $500,000, Broadway vets perform, Rosecrance family honored

J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey perform Monday, April 15, at the 2013 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit.

J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey perform Monday, April 15, at the 2013 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit.

The 2013 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit raised a record amount for the Kinley Charity Care Fund, which assists families who don’t have insurance or personal resources to pay for substance abuse or mental health treatment.

Broadway veterans J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey provided the entertainment at the benefit, which was held Monday, April 15, at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford. Eight hundred guests attended the event.

At the benefit, The Castle Award, Rosecrance’s highest honor, was presented to the family of Robert and Beverly Rosecrance of Rockford. It honors the legacy and vision of Dr. James and Fanny Rosecrance, whose wills specified that their New Milford home would become a refuge for orphaned and neglected children. The organization has grown over almost a century into one of the most comprehensive behavioral health networks in the state, providing substance abuse and mental health treatment to 14,000 clients annually.

The annual event supports The Kinley Charity Care Fund, named for the late Verna Kinley, a former Rosecrance board member who was dedicated to the principle that no youth in need of treatment should be turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for services. Since 1984, The Kinley Fund has provided more than $6 million in care to patients.