Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

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Thank you for supporting our largest annual fundraiser.

Your support helped us raise over $75,000 to benefit children and families that voluntarily enroll in our programs to transform their lives.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Step Forward to Empower the Next Generation

The Commons at Lewis & Clark Community College

5:30 – 6:30 pm | Social Reception
6:30 – 9:00 pm | Dinner and Program

Business Attire
Free Parking on Campus Parking Lot

2018 Sponsorship Levels

Transformer - $20,000 +
Sustainer - $10,000
Partner - $5,000
Motivator - $2,500
Friend - $1,000
Contributor - $500

Advocate - $250

Messenger - $100

Online Reservations:  

Phone Reservations:

Judy Gann, (618) 463-5946

Enter to Win - Jewelry Raffle


Circle of Care History

The Circle of Care Award was established in 1994 by Mary Cox, Sandy Lauschke, and Nancy Ryrie. The three envisioned a way to generate support for Riverbend Head Start & Family Services by recognizing community leaders who exhibit a strong sense of service and philanthropy.

Over the past 24 years, the annual tribute has acknowledged the following recipients: Dr. Paul Pierce, Rod & Jane St. Clair, Essic Robinson, Dale & Carol Neudecker, Judge Nicolas Byron & Josephine Beckwith, Jim Goodwin, Buddy Davis, Paul & Sandy Lauschke, Jack & Betty Jacoby, Don Miller, Anna Beach & Andy Simpson, Ron McMullen, Steve & Mary Lou Cousley, Senator William Haine, Tom & Jeana Hutchinson, Bill & Pat Kessler, Diana Enloe, Ed & Nancy Ryrie, Mike & Cindy Lefferson, Dr. Robert & Charlene Hamilton, Ed & Patty Morrissey, Bill & Vicki Schrimpf, Dwight & Cheryl Werts,  Steve & Jane Saale and Lisa Nielson & Michael Moehn. In 2017, Riverbend Head Start & Family Services welcomed Randy and Beth Gori to the esteemed circle of honorees.

Past Event Photos

2017 Circle of Care, Honoring Randy and Beth Gori 

2016 Circle of Care, Honoring Michael Moehn and Lisa Nielson

2018 Circle of Care Steering Committee 

Cindy Smalley, Event Chairperson
Dr. Frank C. Bemis Sandy Lauschke
Mary Cox Ed & Patty Morrissey
Diana Enloe Chuck Parr
Charlene Hamilton Nancy Ryrie
John & Margaret Hopkins James Wing

Circle of Care Sponsors

Our sponsors strengthen and support community efforts through philanthropic and volunteering endeavors with Riverbend Head Start & Family Services and beyond. We encourage you to recognize their efforts and support them as they strive to improve the communities we all live, work and play in.

Thank you!

2018 Sponsors include:

SUSTAINER  -  $10,000+

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PARTNERS  -  $5,000 to $9,999

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Steve and Jane Saale

David and Cindy Smalley

Don and Sharilyn Beem

MOTIVATORS -  $2,500 to $4,999

 PNC Bank logo Morrissey logo 

FRIENDS  -  $1,000 to $2,499

Alton Memorial Hospital

Bank of Edwardsville

1st Mid America Credit Union

 JW Terrill  
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CONTRIBUTORS -  $500 to $999

Zenith CNB Bank Trust
Daniel Henry  Compu Type Logo CJ Scholster
SSP  Shirley Emons