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Circle of Caring
2014 Circle of Caring.

2014 Circle of Caring

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.


2014 Circle of Caring Honorees

Bob DiBiasio

Cleveland Indians Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Cleveland Indians Charities President

2014 Circle of Caring honoree Bob DiBiasio

2014 commemorates Bob DiBiasio’s 35th season with the Cleveland Indians and his 36th with Major League Baseball. DiBiasio is president of Cleveland Indians Charities. DiBiasio hosts the popular “Indians Alumni Roundtable” T.V. show and was co-producer and narrator of “Beating the Odds—The Al Rosen Story.”

Cleveland Indians Charities

Cleveland Indians Charities creates and executes youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play baseball and develop necessary life skills and confidence. Since 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities has donated nearly $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and Northeast Ohio organizations.

Read more about 2014 Circle of Caring honorees Bob DiBiasio and Cleveland Indians Charities.


2014 Circle of Caring Hostess, Betsy Kling

2014 Circle of Caring hostess Betsy Kling

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 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. Kling was recognized as the 2012 Circle of Caring honoree.

Tickets and Tables

Circle of Caring tickets are on sale now. Order your VIP or standard tickets online today. Tables of ten also available online. VIP ticket holders are invited 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 auctions.


Sponsorships and Specialty Sponsorships

Purchase your 2014 Circle of Caring sponsorship online. 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. For an overview of Circle of Caring sponsorship opportunities, download the 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.

2014 Circle of Caring Grand Slam Sponsor

Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring presenting sponsor The Alpha Group

Circle of Caring Video Sponsor

Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring sponsor Bud and Katie Koch

Circle of Caring Home Run Sponsors

Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring sponsor Parker Hannifin Corporation Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring sponsor Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

Circle of Caring Red Carpet Sponsor

Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring sponsor Visual Marketing Services

Circle of Caring Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Hattie Larlham Circle of Caring sponsor Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP

Circle of Caring Base Hit Sponsors

  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Brouse McDowell
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • KeyBank
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • A.R. “Bud” Mays
  • The MetroHealth System
  • Plante Moran
  • PNC Bank
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
  • Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Circle of Caring Table Sponsors

  • Dennis Allen
  • Carol Dolan
  • Bruce Hearey
  • Phyllis Ulrich

Circle of Caring In-Kind Sponsors

  • NPI Audio Visual

Circle of Caring Schedule

5:30 p.m. VIP Reception
6:15 p.m. Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Silent Auction and Wine Pull

Circle of Caring Location

The Bertram Inn Hotel & Conference Center
600 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202
T: (330) 995-0200

Circle of Caring Accommodations

A special room rate is available at The Bertram Inn & Conference Center for Circle of Caring attendees. Mention Hattie Larlham when making your reservation. This rate is available for a limited time.

See 2013 Circle of Caring photos and don't forget to like Hattie Larlham's Facebook page.


Wendy Voelker

Wendy Voelker

Events Manager

Phone: (330) 274-2272, ext. 3087
Mobile: (440) 708-6073

Hattie Larlham
7996 Darrow Road, Suite 10
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087