Radio host, columnist to emcee Sept. 23 Cogswell gala

Radio host and newspaper columnist Michael McIntyre will be the master of ceremonies at a fundraising gala Saturday evening, Sept. 23, to benefit Cogswell Hall, a residence that supports low-income adults. Titled “Coming Home,” the event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Calfee Building, 1405 E. 6th St., in downtown Cleveland.

The evening will include an open bar, a silent auction and plentiful food presented at several stations by Chef Heinz Yee of Otani Restaurants. Music will be by Leah Frank and Company, a Berea-based jazz-pop trio.
McIntyre’s inquisitive style will be featured in a brief program about the work Cogswell Hall has done for more than a century to house people in need and its relevance in today’s society. He hosts Ideastream’s “The Sound of Ideas” weekday mornings on WCPN (90.3 FM) and is a prolific columnist for The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com.

Funds raised through event sponsorships, ticket sales ($85 per person), the silent auction and other gifts will benefit Cogswell Hall’s ongoing work to provide stable housing and support for 41 low-income adults. Its residents come from homelessness or other unstable situations. At Cogswell they receive a permanent home and access to case management, family-like meals and community-building activities, whatever their mental, intellectual or physical disabilities.

“Coming Home” sponsors so far include the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, First Federal Lakewood, RPM International, Cleveland Public Power, Novogradac, Third Federal, Strategy Design Partners, and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.

To become a sponsor or partner, buy an ad in the program or purchase tickets, visit “Our Events” at the Cogswell Hall website (http://bit.ly/CogsComingHome) or contact Hans Holznagel, 216-961-1568, ext. 311, hholznagel@cogswellhall.org.

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