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Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute's Fundraiser:

Brandon Chrostowski, Edwins Restaurant

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THE STORY:

As a teenager, Brandon Chrostowski was arrested and faced a possible 10-year prison term when a judge gave him a break, granting him probation instead.  Soon after, a chef mentored him, inspiring him to pursue a career that took him to elite restaurants in New York and Paris.  But Brandon knew many others don’t get the second chance he received.  So in 2013, he opened EDWINS, a nonprofit restaurant and free culinary training program for people who’ve been incarcerated.  Today, his program has nearly 120 graduates -- 90% of them are currently employed and none have returned to prison.

 

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/us/cnnheroes-brandon-chrostowski-edwins-cleveland/index.html

 

Video Profile: http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/03/17/cnnheroes-chrostowsk-mixed-pkg.cnn

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To This Fundraiser

$8,968

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Wind

    $25

  • James Webb

    $10

  • Andrew Bankole

    $25

  • Nate Ramirez

    $50

  • Beverly

    $50

  • kim wallace

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Umra Omar

     

  • Donley's

    $1,000

  • SAVVAS -ALEXANDROS

    $25

  • the coral company

    $1,000

  • John and Margaret

    $250

  • Barry & Cheryl

    $100

  • Rich Clark

    $100

  • DB

    $50

  • Dr. & Mrs. David M. Liebenthal

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Asrar Alahmadi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • vanessa choy

    $100

  • Marilyn McDonald

    $250

  • LaserShip, Inc.

    $5,000

  • Susan Grody Ruben

    $118

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathleen Toner

    $100

  • Madalyn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John & Dana Heffner

    $25

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The Team: $8,968 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lester Wayne

Amount Raised

$100

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Amy Lox

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

John & Dana Heffner

John & Dana Heffner

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Madalyn

Madalyn

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Kathleen Toner

Kathleen Toner

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

Susan Grody Ruben

Susan Grody Ruben

DONATION: $118

5 months ago

LaserShip, Inc.

LaserShip, Inc.

DONATION: $5,000

5 months ago

Marilyn McDonald

Marilyn McDonald

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

vanessa choy

vanessa choy

DONATION: $100

in memory of my father, peter choy. 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In honor of Paul Lauritzen 6 months ago