The 14th annual Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring is Sat., Nov. 1, at the Bertram Inn Hotel & Conference Center. Proceeds from the 2014 Circle of Caring benefit the children and adults with developmental disabilities Hattie Larlham serves.
Cleveland Indians Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Cleveland Indians Charities President
2014 commemorates Bob DiBiasio’s 35th season with the Cleveland Indians and his 36th with Major League Baseball. DiBiasio’s career with the Cleveland Indians began in 1979. In 1980, he was named director of public relations and vice president of public relations in 1988. The Lakewood, Ohio, native was promoted to his current position in 2011. He spent the 1987 season with the Atlanta Braves as public relations director.
DiBiasio is president of Cleveland Indians Charities, an honorary member of both the Executive Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland and the Board of the Cleveland Baseball Federation. He serves on the Athletic Advisory Board of Notre Dame College (Ohio), the Board of Directors of the Bob Feller Museum and the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation.
DiBiasio hosts the popular “Indians Alumni Roundtable” T.V. show and was co-producer and narrator of “Beating the Odds—The Al Rosen Story”. He was the 1999 recipient of the prestigious Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence in Major League Baseball and was inducted into the Lakewood High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame the same year. In 1986, DiBiasio was named public relations director to Sports Illustrated’s Dream Team. DiBiasio resides in Solon, Ohio, with his wife Penny, daughter Julie and son Patrick.
Established in 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities is a self-sustaining charitable organization that creates partnerships with select community organizations. Cleveland Indians Charities jointly creates and executes youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play baseball and responsibility and develop necessary life skills and confidence.
Cleveland Indians Charities raises money at fundraising events and is aided by the generosity of donors including Cleveland Indians players, coaches, fans, front office personnel and corporate partners. Since 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities has donated nearly $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and Northeast Ohio organizations.
WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling hosts the 2014 Circle of Caring. Kling’s Emmy-award-winning weather forecast airs at 6, 7 and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday on WKYC-TV Channel 3 News, on wkyc.com and on Clear Channel radio stations, including WTAM 1100,throughout Northeast Ohio. Kling’s work earned Emmy Awards in 2012, 2009 and 2003. In 2010, Cleveland Magazine named her one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People.
Kling is very active in the community. She gives her time to charities including Hattie Larlham. She is dedicated to teaching children about the weather. Kling was recognized as the 2012 Circle of Caring honoree.
Sponsor the 2014 Circle of Caring. By sponsoring the Circle of Caring, your company or organization supports Hattie Larlham's mission of comfort, joy and achievement for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Sponsorships packages are available, each with promotional benefits for your company or organization.
Download the 2014 Circle of Caring sponsorship guide.
Circle of Caring specialty sponsorships assist in the production of the event. If your company or organization manufactures a good or provides a service, a Circle of Caring specialty sponsorship may be ideal. Specialty sponsorships support event features like the Circle of Caring's invitation, program book and decor. Specialty sponsorship details are available in the 2014 Circle of Caring sponsorship guide.
There are Circle of Caring tickets avaliable to guests. The VIP ticket offers guests access to a private cocktail reception with Circle of Caring honoree Bob DiBiasio before the Circle of Caring. The standard ticket includes pre-event cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, entertainment and the silent, live and fund-a-need acutions.
The Bertram Inn Hotel & Conference Center
600 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202
T: (330) 995-0200