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The Circles 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. To learn more about each Circle click the links below.

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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 engage women philanthropists who believe in the mission of Recovery Resources and want to support the organization with time, talent, and treasure. Female executives, professionals and social philanthropists make an annual $2,500 tax-deductible gift and are invited to an annual Summit where project proposals are presented and voted on to determine the best use of funds. The opportunity to fund and volunteer with the selected programs make this a truly unique experience for members. Annual membership fees can be spread out over 12 equal payments. 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

    Pam Gill
    President & CEO
    Recovery Resources

    Sherrie Peterson
    Community Volunteer
     
    Monica Robins– Honorary Chair
    Senior Health Correspondent
    WKYC

    Donna Rae Smith
    Founder and CEO
    Bright Side, Inc.
     
    Dr. Sandra Turner
    Director, EY Assist
    Ernst and Young 
  • 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
    Wednesday 1, 2017 –Circle of Strength Event 
    Please join the women of the Circle of Strength at Loftworks from 6pm-7:30pm as we launch our Circle of hope with featured guest speaker, Judge Joan Synenberg. This event will be a great opportunity for networking and to learn more about the Circles of Strength and Hope. 
     
    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.
     
     
    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 Monarch House serves as a bridge between surpervised in-patient treatment and full return to community living. The house is supervised by two qualified recovery coaches who encourage and support the residents in their journey towards long term sobriety. It also, offers 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 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 who believe in the mission of Recovery Resources and want to support the organization with time, talent and treasure.  Members make an annual $500 tax-deductible gift that funds specific needs at the Monarch House, a sober living residence for women. Annual membership fees can be spread out over 12 equal payments.  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
  • Membership Benefits
    Invitation to 4 exclusive events throughout the year, including annual summit, special guest speaker and networking events and holiday gatherings at the Monarch House.
     
    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.
  • 2017 Events
    November
    Wednesday 1, 2017 –Circle of Strength Event 
    Please join the women of the Circle of Strength at Loftworks from 6pm-7:30pm as we launch our Circle of hope with featured guest speaker, Judge Joan Synenberg. This event will be a great opportunity for networking and to learn more about the Circles of Strength and Hope. 
     
    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 Monarch House serves as a bridge between surpervised in-patient treatment and full return to community living. The house is supervised by two qualified recovery coaches who encourage and support the residents in their journey towards long term sobriety. It also, offers 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 goal is to provide women with the tools they need for a lifetime of freedom from the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency.
  
 
 
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