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Circle of Caring
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Circle of Caring

The 18th annual Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring is Sat., Oct. 20 at Signature of Solon.

Hattie Larlham hosted our 17th annual event on Sat., Oct. 14 at Signature of Solon presented by The Alpha Group. Proceeds from the 2017 Circle of Caring benefitted children and adults with developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham.

More than 350 people attended the event which featured live and silent auctions, a VIP and cocktail reception, a green-screen photo booth, dinner and a wine pull. Entertainment for the evening was provided by internationally renowned pianist Christopher Milo.

For the Fund-the-Future auction, guest raised their paddles to raise funds for new beds for residents at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. The current beds were purchased 10 years ago and are no longer manufactured. The best option to ensure the long-term care and comfort of the children and young adults who live at the Center is to replace the beds.

Circle of Caring 2017 Honoree, Richard Grossberg, M.D.

Medical Director, Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities

2017 Circle of Caring honoree, Richard Grossberg, M.D.

In addition to serving as Hattie Larlham’s medical director, Rich also is a pediatric neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He is Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Grossberg is board certified in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. His special interest is children and young adults with disabilities. A dedicated researcher as well as clinician, Dr. Grossberg is participating in several clinical studies of children with cerebral palsy. His interests are focused on clinical care needs of children with medical complexity, including growth and nutrition, osteoporosis and the emotional impact of the care needs on families and caregivers. Since 2011, he has served as a board member and Head of the Section on Research of the Pediatric Complex Care Association.

Circle of Caring Host, Betsy Kling

WKYC Chief Meteorologist, 2012 Circle of Caring Honoree

2016 Circle of Caring hostess Betsy Kling

In 2017, Hattie Larlham welcomed back 2012 Circle of Caring Honoree Betsy Kling as our host. 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 and on Northeast Ohio Clear Channel radio stations, including WTAM 1100. 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.


Circle of Caring Auctioneer, Rob Telecky


2017 Circle of Caring auctioneer Rob Telecky

Thank you to Rob Telecky for joining us once again as the Circle of Caring auctioneer. Rob is a licensed Ohio auctioneer and has successfully created, produced and grown an annual stand-up comedy fundraising event for UH/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital that has raised over $250,000 over the last ten years. When he’s not raising money for fundraising events, Rob performs as a stand-up comedian in his spare time.


2017 Hattie Larlham Corporate Partners

Sustaining Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner The Alpha Group

Visionary Corporate Partners

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Robert W. Baird & Co. Hattie Larlham corporate partner Medical Mutual

Benefactor Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Brouse McDowell

Founder Corporate Partners

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Absolute Pharmacy Hattie Larlham corporate partner Akron Children's Hospital Hattie Larlham corporate partner Blue Technologies Hattie Larlham corporate partner Miller's Hattie Larlham corporate partner Plante Moran Hattie Larlham corporate partner PNC Hattie Larlham corporate partner Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP Hattie Larlham corporate partner Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board Hattie Larlham corporate partner TPI Efficiency Hattie Larlham corporate partner University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hattie Larlham corporate partner Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Hattie Larlham corporate partner Honey Baked Ham

Samaritan Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner the Fedeli Group
Wendy Voelker

Wendy Voelker

Development Officer

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