Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
"Building a Circle of Community Wellness"

The Commons at Lewis & Clark Community College

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

Free Parking on Campus Parking Lot

2019 Sponsorship Levels

Transformers - $10,000 +
Sustainers - $5,000
Partners - $2,500
Motivators - $1,000
Friends - $500

Advocate - $250

Messenger - $100

Make a Pledge:

Online Reservations:  

Phone Reservations:

Judy Gann, (618) 463-5946



2019 Circle of Care Steering Committee 

Norma Bellcoff       Adam Hornberger

Ted Gianaris          Judy Pratt

Dr. Ed Hightower


The 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 25 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. As a part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, all Circle Alumni were invited to the event in 2018.

Past Event Photos

2018 Circle 25, Celebrating All Circle of Care Award Alumni

2017 Circle of Care, Honoring Randy and Beth Gori 

2016 Circle of Care, Honoring Michael Moehn and Lisa Nielson

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!

2019 Sponsors include:


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SUSTAINERS - $5,000 to $9,999


PARTNERS - $2,500 to $4,999

MOTIVATORS $1,000 to $2,499



FRIENDS - $500 to $999