Rosecrance Foundation announces headliner for 2014 Benefit: The Texas Tenors

April 28 event will raise funds to serve families in need

ROCKFORD – The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of country, gospel and classical music to The Rosecrance Foundation Benefit on April 28 at Giovanni’s to help children, teens, adults and families who need financial assistance for substance abuse and mental health treatment.

The Texas Tenors wowed audiences as a top four finalist act on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 [2019 Texas Tenors update/video]. After finishing as the highest-ranking vocal group in the show’s history, The Texas Tenors took their breathtaking talent, humor and cowboy charm on tour, performing more than 500 concerts in 20 countries.

Texas TenorsIn keeping with the style of the headline act, the Rosecrance Foundation Benefit theme for 2014 is “Tip Your Hat to Recovery.” The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 each or $1,750 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are still available. Giovanni’s is located at 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.

Other highlights of the evening include personal stories of recovery from Rosecrance alumni and current clients. In addition, Rosecrance annually awards the Castle Award at the Benefit to a family or individual who has contributed in an exemplary fashion to the mission of help, hope and recovery. This year’s recipient of the Castle Award is Thomas C. Furst, who has served the organization in various roles for almost two decades.

All proceeds from the Benefit go to charity care. Lynne Vass, Sr. VP of Development for Rosecrance, said the Benefit has raised more than $7 million to help families since The Kinley Charity Fund was established in 1984. Last year the Kinley Fund provided assistance to a record 377 families.

Lisa Lindman, chair of the Rosecrance Foundation Board, expressed gratitude for the generosity of benefactors in the community who support The Kinley Fund through the Benefit.

“The generosity of our donors reflects an understanding that there are very few families that have not been touched in some way by addiction or mental illness,” Lindman said. “It’s impossible to express how grateful we are for the continuing support of our benefactors, which has translated through the years into real, life-saving care for thousands of people.”

Each year, the Benefit features a gourmet meal, first-class entertainment and  stories of hope told by former Rosecrance clients. The Castle Award, also part of the annual program, is named for the late Clarence and Millard Castle, a father and son whose combined service to the Rosecrance Board of Directors totaled more than 100 years.

For information about tickets or sponsorships, call Lynne Vass at 815.387.5602 or email

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