Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

Circle 25 Event Logo

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 Challenge Levels (Sponsorships)

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


Past Event Photos

2017 Circle of Care, Honoring Randy and Beth Gori 

2016 Circle of Care, Honoring Michael Moehn and Lisa Nielson



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.

Circle of Care Sponsors

Thank You! 


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 region.

2018 Circle of Care Steering Committee

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

2018 Challenge Sponsors coming soon...

2017 Sponsors included:

BELIEVERS  -  $10,000+

GoriJulian logo

CHAMPIONS  -  $5,000 to $9,999

OTMB Law firm

 Intren Maune Raichle




HEROES  -  $2,500 to $4,999

 PNC Bank logo Morrissey logo  AdvantageNews
simmons Piasa Charitable Foundation Logo

ADVOCATES  -  $1,000 to $2,499

Pohlman Logo

Bank of Edwardsville Alton Memorial Hospital
1st Mid America Credit Union  JW Terrill Telegraph logo
corktree creative WBGZ Riverbender
Jack Jacoby Jacoby Foundation Drs Erik and Kristen Stabell Fair Oaks Valley, LLC logo
Land and Lantz Logo Ameren IL Kurowski Logo

FRIENDS  -  $500 to $999

cope plastics Zenith CNB Bank Trust
Carrolton Bank  Daniel Henry Compu Type Logo
SSP AH Mechanical  Shirley Emons
Federal Steel CJ Scholster olin brass
John Hopkins and Associates Logo Dr Frank Beamis & Associates Chiropractors Koesterer Logo
Wood River Phillips 66 logo Werts logo A1 Lock

HELPERS  -  $250 to $499

Applebus logo Roberts Logo State Senator Bill Haine

Southern Bus and Mobility

TCI Construction