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The Circle of Strength & 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

Join us November 9, 2019 for our Circle Fashion Show - Express Yourself!

 
 
Circle Fashion Show
Shaker Heights Country Club
 November 9, 2019 | 11:30am - 2:00pm
 
EXPRESS YOURSELF! The Circle Fashion Show “Empowering Future Generations”, will be hosted by members of the Circle of Strength & Hope to raise funds in support of women and children cared for through Recovery Resources’ programs.

 

Circle Fashion Show 2018 

To learn more about the Circle of Strength & Hope, please contact Diane Tomer at dtomer@recres.org or (216) 431-4131, Ext. 2501.

Circle of Strength & Hope
  • Who we are
    The Circle of Strength and 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.
     
    The Circle of Strength was founded in 2014 to unite compassionate and committed women who support the mission of Recovery Resources.  In 2017 the Circle of Hope was introduced to provide an introductory level and today, the Circle of Strength and Hope are one entity offering membership at multiple levels to fund Recovery Resources programs that help women and children. 
  • Circle of Strength and Hope Members
    Katie O’Toole Smith - Chair
    Leasing and Sales Manager | Diamond Auto Lease & Sales
     
    Sheila Beck - Treasurer
    Senior Manager | Apple Growth Partners
     
    Renee Holcomb Hardwick - Secretary
    Senior Vice President | Key Bank
     
    Monica Robins - Honorary Chair
    Senior Health Correspondent | WKYC
     
    Christine Benner
    Financial Advisor | Robert W. Baird & Co.
     
    Chelsea Coleman
    Financial Representative | Northwestern Mutual
     
    Tera Coleman
    Associate | BakerHostetler
     
    Tracey Collins
    Director Wealth Management | RSM US Wealth Management LLC
     
    Molly Drake
    Senior Corporate Counsel USCAN | A. Schulman, Inc.
     
    Christina Evans
    Founder and Owner | Christina Evans Insurance
     
    Pamela Gill
    President and CEO | Recovery Resources
     
    Karlyn Green
    President | Sassafras Land Design
     
    Lynne Green
    Consultant | Rodan and Fields Dermatologists
     
    Maureen Horton
    United Way of Greater Cleveland
     
    Karen Kirchner
     
    Dawn Locigno
    Mortgage Sales Manager | KeyBank
     
    Angie Mosher
    Director of Human Resources | Paladar Restaurant Group
     
    Lee Ann O’Brien
    Director Community Relations, Special Projects, Planned Giving | McGregor
     
    Robin Star
    Founder and President | Star Group
     
    Diane Tomer
    Director, Marketing and Development | Recovery Resources
     
    Dianne Vogt
    President | HUGS Foundation
     
    Leslie Wargo
    Attorney | Wargo Law, LLC
  • Membership & Benefits
    We welcome new members!
    - Visionary $10,000, pledge 4 years
    - Founder $2,500
    - Strength $1,000
    - Hope $500
    *Annual dues may be spread out equally over 12 months
     
    - 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 participate in bi-monthly networking meetings.
     
    - Founders & Strength members receive a silver Pandora bracelet with commemorative charm for each year of membership.
     
    - Hope members receive a custom designed sterling silver bracelet, stamped with the year.
     
    - Listing on Recovery Resources website.
     
    - Listing in Recovery Resources' Annual Report.
     
    - Recognition and complimentary ticket to the Annual Recovery Resources' Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
  • 2019 Events
    June 6th - Circle Network | Power Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Speaker: Lisa Crilley Mallis | President, NAWBO Cleveland | Owner, Impactive Strategies
    Topic: The Power of the Calendar
     
    August 1st - Circle Network | Power Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
     
    October 3rd - Circle Network | Power Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
     
    November 9th - EXPRESS YOURSELF! Empowering Future Generations
    11:30am - 2:00pm, Shaker Heights Country Club
     
    December 5th - Circle Network | Power Series
    8:00am - 9:00am, Burke Lakefront Airport, Conference Room
    Registration will open soon
     
    December – Holiday Celebration at the Monarch House Founders and Members enjoy a little holiday cheer along with the residents at the Monarch House. 
  • 2019 Funded 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 Networking Series