Beloved Benefit, headlined by Usher and Maroon 5, raised $6.3 million, CEO is one of eight recipient organizations

Jul 12, 2022   |  By Michelle Guelbart

“Over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about creating a Beloved community and I’m just grateful to be standing in a room with the people that are dedicated to making sure that mission, that dream stays alive.” - NBC Sports Host and Correspondent and Emcee of the event, Maria Taylor.

Every moment of the 2022 Beloved Benefit was electrifying and the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is delighted to share that the event raised $6.3 million dollars to support economic mobility in Atlanta. And congratulate the seven other beneficiaries: Atlanta CareerRise, The Goodr Foundation, Goodwill of North Georgia Career Training Center, Latin American Association, Quest Community Development Organization, The Village Market, Westside Future Fund.

The Beloved Benefit, a community impact event that galvanizes the city of Atlanta, aims to inspire positive change through greater economic mobility. And wow, did it deliver!

The event featured musical performances by Atlanta native and recent NPR Tiny Desk guest Usher, Maroon 5, and Seasons Collective. Notable attendees included Mayor Andre Dickens, Jeff Foxworthy, Ernie Johnson (who kindly introduced CEO to the audience), Donell Jones, Monica Kaufman Pearson, Khadeen Ellis, Jon Jon Traxx and more.

CEO would like to thank the Beloved community, event sponsors, event founders, and the 2022 host committee.