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Connecting for Kids 2017 Annual Fundraiser

Since Connecting for Kids first began, we have provided education and support for thousands of families who have a concern about their child.

Our annual fundraiser not only highlights how important Connecting for Kids' work is to our community, but also allows our organization to raise funds to support programming, including providing expert speakers and support groups, hands-on training sessions and numerous resources to empower parents to enable their child to reach his or her full potential.

The Evening's Attractions

  • Grand raffle, featuring two exciting vacation packages
  • Silent auction with luxury packages, including entertainment and gifts for him, her and the kids
  • Wine and beer pulls with a chance to take home wine bottles and craft beer selections
  • Delicious dining options, featuring heavy appetizers, cocktails and dessert
  • Awards ceremony, recognizing leaders in the community who have helped families with children who struggle
  • Live DJ and dancing
  • Photo booth


We are grateful to the following generous sponsors for making this event possible:

Meghan Barlow and Associates
Event Sponsor | Website

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Depression, behavioral concerns, developmental issues, and chronic medical problems. Meghan Barlow and Associates is a multidisciplinary practice providing diagnostic assessments, individual, family, and group therapies, social skills groups, speech and language evaluations and therapy, and comprehensive psychological and learning evaluations.

Olympic Forest Products
Event Sponsor | Website

Olympic Forest Products is an industry leader in providing pallets and pallet management services. With local roots and national coverage, Olympic serves single and multi-plant operations in diverse industries.

Great Lakes Cheese
Diamond Sponsor | Website

Westlake Porter Public Library
Platinum Sponsor | Website

Kenneth A. De Luca, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc.
Gold Sponsor | Website

Pinnacle Media
Gold Sponsor | Website

Are you interested in being a sponsor for the 2017 Annual Fundraiser? Contact us via email (info@connectingforkids.org) to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Preregister & Win!

Make sure that you and your guests are preregistered to bid online before February 20 to be eligible for a $50 Amazon gift card drawing! For details, see Preregistration Raffle.

Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets online through our online event portal.

Need help? Check out our online tutorial to see how it works.

Event Details

Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Ahern Catering & Banquet Center, 726 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake (map)
Business Casual
$65 each ($20 is tax deductible) or sponsor a table for $600 (more info)
  Price includes heavy appetizers, cocktails, dessert and entertainment.


Professional of the Year
Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist and Co-Owner, Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC

Parent of the Year
Mariel Krakowiak

Beyond the BenchSM Award
Jackson Bolognia and Tom Kuemerle

Board Member of the Year
Meghan Barlow, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Meghan Barlow and Associates

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org


P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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