Varsity Hall, Union South, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Community Partnerships and Center for Families will be hosting the 10th annual Circle of Hope fundraising event on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Varsity Hall- Union South, University of Wisconsin.   Event proceeds will support children, families, and individuals with mental health and wellness services, early childhood education, and aid in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The Circle of Hope fundraiser by Community Partnerships and the annual Paint the Town Blue fundraiser (formerly hosted by Center for Families) has a combined 19-year impact of providing crucial funding for mental health and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

This year’s Circle of Hope event theme is “The Spark of New Beginning”. This co-hosted annual fundraiser will mark the new beginning of a new organization name and brand as a result of the merger between Center for Families and Community Partnerships.

Guests will enjoy casino gaming, auctions, raffles, music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  The event will also serve as the big reveal of the new, merged agency name and logo.  Advance tickets are $45 per person and available at or by calling 608-250-6634. Event sponsorships are available and are an excellent way to highlight your support for the work we do as well as increasing public awareness of child abuse and neglect and mental health, and the important need for wellness in our community.


About Community Partnerships:

Started in 2000, and serving over 1,800 children, individuals, and families per year, Community Partnerships is a non-profit leader in the greater Madison/Dane County area for early childhood, coordinated care, mental health and wellness services. Community Partnerships’ direct-care programs serve those in our community with some of the highest needs and provide them with support, education, and connection to community resources so that  they may remain in their homes and community.

About Center for Families:

Center for Families is the leading local solution to building stronger, stable families in Dane County.  We do this through unique, family-centered programs including home visit initiatives, school-readiness and early literacy efforts, support groups/workshops and through our respite/crisis services for children and their parents.  Center for Families is committed to helping parents be the best first teacher for their child(ren); this includes education in child development and parental stress support to prevention child abuse and neglect.  The mission of CFF is to partner with parents in their efforts to nurture, protect and teach their children.


Scott Strong, 608-210-0111, [email protected]

Julie Sheldon, 608-729-1142[email protected]

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