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The Circle of Strength engages 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. Each year Circle members will gather at the Circle of Strength Summit, where new funding ideas will be presented for support.

Circle of Strength


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

 Circle of Strength
  • Membership Benefits
    Participate in three recruitment events to network, socialize and celebrate the positive philanthropic impact the Circle has on the selected project.
    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 a members only summit where funding opportunities are presented. 
  • 2017 Events
    January – Annual Circle of Strength Summit 
    Members gathered for dinner and presentations from Recovery Resources’ staff seeking funding for specific programs. Members chose to support Casey’s Kids – a youth led prevention program and the Monarch House - a sober living residence for women  

    April – Circle of Strength event at CROP Bistro 
    Members and guests enjoyed dinner and networking on the roof top of CROP Bistro. The event featured guest speakers from the selected projects who shared their personal stories and updates on the projects. 

    November – Details coming soon!
    This event will be a great opportunity for networking and features guest speaker, 2017 Woman of Strength Award Recipient, Judge Joan Synenberg. 
    December – Holiday Celebration at the Monarch HouseMembers enjoy a little holiday cheer along with the residents at the Monarch House. 
  • 2017 Supported Projects

     #CaseysKids is a youth led prevention program that helps  build leadership skills in teens and reinforces the decision to be drug-free. Based on research, peer education is a promising approach in substance abuse prevention. Research suggests that well-trained peer educators may be more effective than classroom teachers and other adults in delivering prevention messages. Youth participants are trained to provide education and alternative activities to their peers. Youth led prevention allows the youth 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 the youth impacted from their training. Circle of Strength funds provide adolescent 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.
    The Monarch House will provide a safe, comfortable environment for nine women, with the support, guidance, nurturing and structure necessary for transition from addiction treatment to a true sober independent life. Circle of Strength members will have the opportunity to support this project throughout the year with their philanthropic gift, as well as mentoring in areas such as job skills, assisting with interview techniques, providing clothing, and more. The Circle of Strength giving club was founded by Recovery Resources’ Board Member Tracey Collins in 2014. Today, the Circle continues to grow and welcomes Chair, Katie O’Toole Smith, Sheila Beck, Reneé Holcomb Hardwick, Alison Klocker, Pam Gill, Amy Derethik, and Pat Persico as Founding Members.
To learn more about the Circle of Strength, please contact Michele Krampitz at mkrampitz@recres.org or 216-400-7924.
Donate to the Circle of Strength click the link below and select "Circle of Strength" from the menu. http://www.recres.org/Donating