Life Learning Center’s gala and after-party raises $275,000 for those ‘at risk’ in Greater Cincinnati

(L to R): Steve Oberjohn, Retired from Department of Energy in Environmental Monitoring, Kit Andrews, former Local 12 News Anchor, Chuck Scheper, Chairman of the Board for Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Ray Takigiku, Founder, President and CEO of Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Alecia Webb-Edgington, President of Life Learning Center, William P. Butler, Chairman/CEO of Corporex and Founder of Life Learning Center and Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann.
(L to R): Steve Oberjohn, Retired from Department of Energy in Environmental Monitoring, Kit Andrews, former Local 12 News Anchor, Chuck Scheper, Chairman of the Board for Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Ray Takigiku, Founder, President and CEO of Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Alecia Webb-Edgington, President of Life Learning Center, William P. Butler, Chairman/CEO of Corporex and Founder of Life Learning Center and Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann.

COVINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2018) — Life Learning Center celebrated its 4th annual St. Patrick’s Gala and inaugural Young Professional After-Party on March 16. Both events combined raised over $275,000 in gross revenue, dramatically changing the lives of ‘at-risk’ citizens in the Greater Cincinnati area.

This year’s gala honored “A Legend in His Own Mind” Chuck Scheper, philanthropist and chairman of the board for Bexion Pharmaceuticals.

Featured guest roasters included Kenton County judge-executive Kris Knochelmann, lifelong friend Steve Oberjohn, and Dr. Ray Takigiku, founder, president and CEO of Bexion Pharmaceuticals.

Throughout the program, emcee Kit Andrews and auctioneer Mike Brown showcased exclusive live auction packages, which included a Historic Bardstown Bourbon tour, a Steamboat Springs Vacation in Colorado, as well as a Kentucky Derby Weekend Getaway.

Alecia Webb-Edgington, president of Life Learning Center, welcomed LLC graduate Hunter Hoskins to the stage after his testimonial video describing his personal transformation at the center’s 12-week program. To view photos from the gala event, click here.

To cap the evening, the center’s staff invited guests from the gala along with local young professionals to attend the after-party at the Devou Park Club House in Covington, Ky. Along with the March Madness Watch Party, guests enjoyed a live performance by the Naked Karate Girls band as well as free drinks and appetizers thanks to Samuel Adams Brewery and Wente Vineyards.

To view pictures from the after-party, click here or visit Life Learning Center’s Facebook page.

All proceeds from both the gala and Young Professional After-Party benefit the candidates’ enrolled in Life Learning Center’s free 12-week education and care program. For more information, visit www.lifelearningcenter.us.


Life Learning Center’s staff and committed network of volunteers deliver a 12-week education and care continuum that empowers individuals to face barriers in all 5 domains of life: physical, relational, emotional, spiritual and financial. The goal of the center’s program is to help “at-risk” individuals sustain living wage careers. Since opening in 2006, Life Learning Center has graduated over 1,400 members.

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