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Circle of Caring
Circle of Caring, Hattie Larlham marquee fundraising event. Donate and sponsor.

The 19th Annual Circle of Caring

Hattie Larlham will honor Judge Joseph Giulitto at its 19th Annual Circle of Caring fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 19. The marquee event hosted by Betsy Kling, Chief Meteorologist for WKYC-TV 3 will be held at Signature of Solon at 39000 Signature Drive in Solon, Ohio. Proceeds from the event will support programs and services for the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities Hattie Larlham serves.

Judge Giulitto has a lifelong history of service to his community, including serving as a Board Member and Legal Advisor for Hattie Larlham. Judge Giulitto’s legacy at Hattie Larlham is showcased through his involvement as a founding member of the Sugar Bush Golf Classic committee, which began in 1986 as a fundraiser for the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua. Judge Giulitto, along with his friends Charles Abraham, Pershing Rohrer and Mike Koval Sr., saw a need and decided to do what they could to help the children at Hattie Larlham. Since its founding in 1986, the Sugar Bush Golf Classic has raised more than $1 Million fundraising in support of the children and adults served by Hattie Larlham, and has funded several program at the Center, including a toy tech library, a sensory playground and nature walk, an education center, specialized beds for residents, a pediatric ventilator program and Hattie’s Creative Arts.

The Circle of Caring will feature a VIP and cocktail reception, live entertainment, food stations and a wine pull. Live, silent and Fund a Need auctions will be hosted by Auctioneer Rob Telecky.

The Circle of Caring’s auctions will feature mobile bidding using BidPal. To preview our silent and live auction catalog and register your smartphone, visit our auction website.

Sponsorships are available now. For more information, contact Hattie Larlham Development Officer Wendy Voelker at 330-840-6845 or

Circle of Caring Host, Betsy Kling

WKYC Chief Meteorologist, 2012 Circle of Caring Honoree

2019 Circle of Caring hostess Betsy Kling

Hattie Larlham welcomes back 2012 Circle of Caring Honoree Betsy Kling as the evening's 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

2019 Circle of Caring auctioneer Rob Telecky

In 2018, Rob Telecky joined the 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 raises money for many charitable causes, bringing energy and wit to fundraising events. Rob is the creator of an annual fundraiser called Comics For Kids, a stand-up comedy event for Cleveland's University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.


Circle of Caring Entertainment, Just Jazz Live

VIP Reception, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

2019 Circle of Caring entertainment Just Jazz Live

Just Jazz Live, from Mansfield, Ohio, specializes in dinner music, wedding receptions, corporate/private/social events and live concerts. It averages over 200 shows annually throughout Ohio. Effectively working in any configuration from a duo to an octet, the band’s popularity grows exponentially each year. For Hattie Larlham’s Circle of Caring, Just Jazz Live will be a trio, featuring the vocal stylings of their Sinatra Specialist Joel Claypool, who emulates the great singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more. Rounding out the trio for Circle of Caring will be band founders and leaders Britt Reed on guitar and Tom Blair on saxophone/flute.

2019 Hattie Larlham Corporate Partners

Sustaining Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner The Alpha Group One Digital

Visionary Corporate Partner

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Robert W. Baird & Co.

Founder Corporate Partners

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Absolute Pharmacy Hattie Larlham corporate partner Anthem Hattie Larlham corporate partner Blue Technologies Hattie Larlham corporate partner Brouse McDowell 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 TPI Efficiency Hattie Larlham corporate partner University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies & Children's

Samaritan Corporate Partners

Hattie Larlham corporate partner Akron Children's Hospital Hattie Larlham corporate partner the Fedeli Group Hattie Larlham corporate partner Summit DD
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