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Circle of Caring
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Circle of Caring

On Sat., Oct. 20 nearly 200 guests gathered at Signature of Solon for the 18th annual Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring. Presented by The Alpha Group, the event benefitted the babies, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham.

This year’s event honored the Kotkowski Family of Lakeside Sand & Gravel. Longtime neighbors of Hattie Larlham, the Kotkowskis and their family-owned company have been generous supporters of our mission. Through personal giving, corporate sponsorship, and third-party fundraising events, the Kotkowski family and Lakeside Sand & Gravel have helped Hattie Larlham grow and thrive since the very beginning. Owner Ron Kotkowski currently serves on the Hattie Larlham Board of Directors, and their family hosts an annual Open House at their site to benefit Hattie Larlham.

Their company operations are located directly behind the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, and they are truly the very definition of Good Neighbors.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event and our staff and volunteers who made it a memorable experience for everyone. A special thank you to our sponsors for your support of Hattie Larlham and those we serve.

Circle of Caring Host, Betsy Kling

WKYC Chief Meteorologist, 2012 Circle of Caring Honoree

2016 Circle of Caring hostess Betsy Kling

In 2018, 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

In 2018, Rob Telecky joined us at Circle of Caring for the fourth year. Rob is a professional stand-up comedian, licensed auctioneer, and award-winning speaker. As a member of Toastmasters International, Rob has won several speech competitions including the Northeast Ohio District 10 Championship for Best Humorous Speech in 2018. As a Licensed Auctioneer, Rob helps raise money for many charitable causes, bringing energy and wit to fundraising events. Rob is the creator of an annual fundraising event called Comics For Kids, a stand-up comedy fundraising event for Cleveland's Own University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's.

2018 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.

Benefactor Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Brouse McDowell

Founder Corporate Partners

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Absolute Pharmacy Hattie Larlham corporate partner Blue TechnologiesHattie Larlham corporate partner Miller's Hattie Larlham corporate partner Plante Moran Hattie Larlham corporate partner PNC Hattie Larlham corporate partner Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLPHattie 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

Samaritan Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner the Fedeli Group Hattie Larlham corporate partner Akron Children's Hospital
Wendy Voelker

Wendy Voelker

Development Officer

Office: 330-840-6845
Mobile: 440-708-6073

Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities
9772 Diagonal Road
Mantua, Ohio 44255