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The Circle of Strength and Circle of Hope engage women philanthropists who believe in the mission of Recovery Resources and want to support the organization with time, talent and treasure. When women use their energy and financial resources, they have the ability to inspire and transform lives for those in need.

Engage, Inspire, Empower

Please join us on May 23rd from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Chagrin Valley Country Club for our Circle Fashion Show.

"Empowering the Next Generation of Women Philanthropists"

 
 

 

 

To learn more about the Circle of Strength or Circle of Hope, please contact Michele Krampitz at mkrampitz@recres.org or call 216-400-7924.

 Circle of Strength 
  • Who we are
    The Circle of Strength was founded in 2014 as a way to unite and engage compassionate and committed women philanthropists who believe in the mission of Recovery Resources. Each year Founders and Members are invited to a summit where project proposals are presented and voted on to determine the best use of their funds. Membership is available at two levels: Founders $2,500.00 and Members $1,000.00. The opportunity to fund and volunteer with the selected programs make this a truly unique experience for members. Annual membership fees can be spread over monthly or quarterly New members are always welcome!
  • Circle of Strength Members
    Katie O’Toole Smith – Chair
    Leasing and Sales Manager
    Diamond Auto Lease and Sales
     
    Sherri Johnson – Co-Chair
    Founder and President
    Sherri Johson Consulting
     
    Renee Holcomb Hardwick – Secretary
    Senior Vice President
    Key Bank
     
    Sheila Beck – Treasurer
    Senior Manager
    Apple Growth Partners
     
    Tracey Collins – Honorary Chair
    Director of Wealth Management
    RSM US Wealther Management LLC

    Pam Gill
    President & CEO
    Recovery Resources
     
    Monica Robins– Honorary Chair
    Senior Health Correspondent
    WKYC

    Donna Rae Smith
    Founder and CEO
    Bright Side, Inc.
  • Membership Benefits
    Participate in three recruitment events to network, socialize and celebrate the positive philanthropic impact the Circle has on the selected project(s).
     
    Invitation to speak or participare in bi-monthly networking meetings.
     
    Receive a silver Pandora bracelet with commemorative charm for each year of membership.
     
    Listing on Recovery Resources website.
     
    Listing in Recovery Annual Report.
     
    Recognition and invitations to the Annual Recovery Resources' Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
     
    Participate in an annual summit where funding opportunities are presented.  Founders provide the tie-breaking decision as needed. 
  • 2018 Events
    June 7th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Speaker: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relatoions with The Cleveland Foundation & Sheila Beck, Sr. Manager with Apple Growth Partners
    Topic: Beyond Writing a Check - Benefits of Philanthropy
     
    October 4th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
    Speaker: Katie O'Toole Smith, Leasing and Sales Manager with Diamond Auto Lease
    Topic: TBD
     
    December 5th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
    Speaker: Tracey Collins, Director of Wealth Management with RSM
    Topic: TBD
     
    December – Holiday Celebration at the Monarch House Founders and Members enjoy a little holiday cheer along with the residents at the Monarch House. 
  • Supported Projects

     #CaseysKids is a youth led prevention program that helps build leadership skills in teens and reinforces the decision to be drug-free. Youth led prevention allows teens to gain skills in leadership, public speaking, planning and implementation while at the same time promoting a prevention message that is more readily received by their peers. Circle of Strength funds provide high school student leaders with tools and information regarding high risk behaviors, as well as engage them in designing and delivering programming for their peers that uses this knowledge to shape behavior change. Opportunities to volunteer with the youth leaders in and out of the classroom provide a valuable experience for both the Circle member and students. 
     
     
     
    In 2015, the Circle of Strength committed to fund the remodel of the Monarch House, a women's recovery house owned and operated by Recovery Resources. The following year the Circle members chose to finish the remodel by designating their funds to refurbish the kitchen. The house serves as a bridge between supervised in-patient treatment and full return to community living, while offering a safe and sober environment for nine women where basic needs for food, clothing and safety are met, freeing residents to focus solely on their recovery. The house is supervised by two qualified recovery coaches who encourage and support the residents in their journey towards long term sobriety. The goal is to provide women with the tools they need for a lifetime of freedom from the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency.
     
     
     
     
     
 
 Circle of Hope 
  • Who we are
    The Circle of Hope is being introduced in November of 2017 by the Circle of Strength as a way to engage women philanthropists, at an introductory level, who believe in the mission of Recovery Resources.  Circle of Hope annual membership is a tax-deductible gift of $500 that funds specific needs at the Monarch House, a sober living residence for women.  Annual membership fees can be spread out over monthly or quarterly payments and are due at the end of the calendar year.  New members are always welcome!
  • Circle of Hope Members
    Molly Drake - Chair
    Senior Corporate Counsel
    A. Shulman Inc.
     
    Christine Benner
    Financial Advisor 
    Robert W. Baird & Co.
     
    Chelsea Coleman
    Financial Representative
    Northwestern Mutual
     
    Tera Coleman
    Associate
    BakerHostetler
     
    Christine Evans
    Founder and Owner
    Christine Evans Insurance
     
    Lynn Green
    Consultant
    Rodan and Fields Dermatologists
     
    Karen Kirchner
     
    Dawn Locigno
    Mortage Sales Manager
    Keybank
     
    Angie Mosher
    Director of Human Resources
    Paladar Restaurant Group
     
    Diane Tomer
    Director of Marketing and Development
    Recovery Resources
     
    Dianne Vogt
    President
    HUGS Foundation
  • Membership Benefits
    Invitation to exclusive events throughout the year: the annual summit, two recruitment events, and a holiday gathering at the Monarch House.
     
    Invitation to participate in a bi-monthly networking group. 
     
    Custom designed sterling silver bracelet, stamped with the year you join the Circle of Hope.
     
    Volunteer opportunities at the Monarch House.
     
    Listing on Recovery Resources' website.
     
    Listing on Recovery Resources' Annual Report.
  • 2018 Events
    June 7th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Speaker: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relatoions with The Cleveland Foundation & Sheila Beck, Sr. Manager with Apple Growth Partners
    Topic: Beyond Writing a Check - Benefits of Philanthropy
     
    October 4th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
    Speaker: Katie O'Toole Smith, Leasing and Sales Manager with Diamond Auto Lease
    Topic: TBD
     
    December 5th - Women's Network Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
    Speaker: Tracey Collins, Director of Wealth Management with RSM
    Topic: TBD
     
    December – Holiday Celebration at the Monarch HouseMembers enjoy a little holiday cheer along with the residents at the Monarch House. 
  • Monarch House Project
    In 2015, the Circle of Strength committed to fund the remodel of the Monarch House, a women's recovery house owned and operated by Recovery Resources. The following year the Circle members chose to finish the remodel by designating their funds to refurbish the kitchen. The house serves as a bridge between supervised in-patient treatment and full return to community living, while offering a safe and sober environment for nine women where basic needs for food, clothing and safety are met, freeing residents to focus solely on their recovery. The house is supervised by two qualified recovery coaches who encourage and support the residents in their journey towards long term sobriety. The goal is to provide women with the tools they need for a lifetime of freedom from the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency.
     
    Circle of Hope members have the opportunity to support this project throughout the year with their philanthropic gifts and visits to the housr to support and encourage the residents.
     
     
  
 
 
 To the Circles of Strength and Hope

Circle Networking Series