Check back for upcoming benefit events to help support Amanda Berry and her daughter, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Check out the Events Features below the calendar for reports on past events.

NOTE:  If you are planning an event that will benefit the Cleveland Courage Fund, please email your event information to with a date, location, event description and your contact information and we will add the event to the calendar.

Most Recent Fund Total – As of Tuesday, June 18th, donations to the Cleveland Courage Funds of the Cleveland Foundation and Key Bank total more than:

  • $1,ooo,000,000 , with more than 9,100 individual donations!


Event News Features

6.5.2013 – WEWS NewsChannel5 Cleveland, a local ABC affiliate helped raise over $33,000 through a $15,000 pledge to match viewers donations.

5.24.2013 – WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland, a local NBC affiliate partnered with LaVilla Event Center and Clear Channel Media & Entertainment to host a community benefit “Call to Courage”.  The event raised over $30,000 to benefit the Cleveland Courage Fund.  See our Facebook page THANK YOU for a listing of the huge number of local sponsors involved in this incredible event that brought a lot of northeast ohio folks together!

5.24.2013 – The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school, is happy to announce that it has donated $10,000 to the Cleveland Courage Fund

5.17.2013 – Angelo’s Pizza raises more than $35,000 to benefit Gina DeJesus,  Michelle Knight, Amand Berry and Amanda’s daughter.

5.16.2013 – $50,000 from the Cleveland Foundation and $10,000 from Key Bank, which are both providing pro bono financial counsel to the survivors with no fees or compensation.  See WTAM report.

5.4.2013 – Message from Dave Wakeling of THE BEAT (English Beat), from our Facebook page
The band pulled off a sold out show at the Beachland Ballroom with less than four days planning and raised over $7,000 to benefit the Cleveland Courage Fund.

Thanks everyone! A sold out house in 36 hours! Thank you to Todd, Amanda and Meredith from the (Rock) Hall of Fame, Cindy and staff at Beachland, The TV, radio, press and publicists, the local Council members Brian and Matt, the “Pay it forward” tickets buyers from around the world, the good people of Cleveland who turned up and made it a great celebration of spirit and survival, and my band who played for free at the end of a grueling tour! Thanks all from the bottom of my heart dave x.


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