Thank You, 2017 Sponsors and Donors!

The businesses, individuals and families listed below have all contributed to the success of this organization by donating funds, goods, and even their time and services to make this Foundation and its events possible.


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Lead Event Sponsors

Mark and Judy Giuliano


Courage for Carina Sponsors

Anna Kanaris
Mary and Paul Spenthoff
Berkman, Gordon, Murray and Devan Attorneys At Law

Badge of Courage Sponsors

Richard Wanders
Sharon and Kevin Kilbane
Jennifer Bosworth



Cup of Courage Sponsors

Joseph Hanna of Stifel Nicolaus
Brian Fristik – Brown Wood Fish
Susan and Nizar Nader

Dragonfly Friend Sponsors

Joy Briceland
Margo Riedy
Patricia Banks
Timothy Lynch
Holly Stephens
Bradley Piroli
Kimberly Ruggiero
William Zitelli
Bonnie Britz – Thurnauer
Sharon Salupo
Christine Ross
Kip Sekulic
David J. Pasz Attorney at Law
Donald and Ann Britz
Donald and Linda Schultz
Diane Meister – with a matching gift from the Keybank Foundation
Dr. Tom Thomas of Five Pointe Dentistry
Ted Joyce of Next Day Signs
Christine Riggle
Ben Miralia – Musca & Miralia Attorneys at Law


 Special Thanks

A special thanks to the following individuals or businesses who have donated their time, services and/or products to our cause. Please show your appreciation to these businesses whenever possible throughout the year by giving them your patronage.

Live Auction Items

  • OSU Tickets – 2 Tickets to OSU vs. Army game – donated by Rich Wanders
  • Indians Tickets + On-Field Batting practice prior to game – donated by Susie Giuliano
  • 4 Cavaliers Tickets for 2018 season to a mutually agreed upon game – donated by Dave Andrews
  • 2 Cleveland Pops Orchestra tickets – mutually agreed upon date for 2017 season – donated by Dave Andrews

Raffle Item Donations

  • Sail Away With COURAGE Package
    Valued at $5,000
    Donated by Rick & Michelle Schultz
    Depart from Cleveland Lakeside Yacht Club and sail along the south side of Lake Erie shore taking in the sights. Six people will enjoy a fully catered luxury sailing experience—either learning to sail or relaxing and enjoying the day on the water. Your yacht, Instrumental was custom built in France in 2005 and features three staterooms, three bathrooms, satellite TV and radio and full kitchen.
  • You’ve Got Mail Package
    Valued at $1,500
    Donated by Norm King Construction
    Custom-built brick mailbox
  • Go Jump in the Lake House Package
    Donated by Karen & Gary Ramba
    Valued at $750
    Two-night stay at 4-bedroom lake house in the community of Mitiwanga in beautiful Vermillion Ohio only steps away from the lake! Family Getaway, Couples or Girls Weekend. Relax and enjoy the beach area, tennis and basketball courts and neighborhood sights. Includes (2) Adult round trip ferry tickets donated by Miller Boat Line. Mutually agreeable date.
  • There’s No Place Like Home Package
    Valued at $1,850
    Outdoor Block Fire Pit – donated by Mason Steel
    Bathroom makeover–pedestal sink, faucet and toilet – donated by Welker-McKee
    $250 interior or exterior color paint service – donated by Tim Conroy
    $250 master carpentry service – donated by Chris Walsh
    2-inch diameter Sugar-Tyme crab tree installed – donated by BrightView Landscaping
    Landscape trimmer – donated by Roberta Park, MTD
  • All Around Town Gift Card Tree
    Various donated gift cards.
    Triv’s, Olesia’s Place, J’Bellas, Mulligan’s, A Slice Above, Square 22, Dante’s, Light salon/spa, And more!
  • Party in Columbus Basket
    Valued at $645
    Donated by David Giuliano
    Suite for 12 at Columbus Clippers Game on June 25, 2017 at 2:05pm.
    12 tickets
    3 parking passes
    2 Columbus Clippers shirts
  • Hazel Eyes Photography Session
    Valued at $300
    Donated by Hazel Eyes Photography
    Family, couple or portrait photo session.
  • Bye-Bye Wrinkles!
    Valued at $440
    Botox Treatment – donated by Lisa Elias, D.M.D.
    Hydro-facial Treatment – donated by Associates in Dermatology
    Nerium Age Defying Night Cream
  • Kids Craft Cart
    Value $120 + FUN!
    (2) free admission tickets donated by Amazone
    Two-week family fit pack donate by Empowering Punch
    Courage Growth Chart
    Girl Scout Cookies
    Organizer and Kid’s Fun Pack
  • Travel With A Smile Package
    Valued at $275
    Vera Bradley Weekender + Cosmetic Bag + Little Hipster – donated by Tom Grober – Gracylane boutiques
    Pro 3000 Sonic Toothbrush and dental items – donated by Barb Frederick
  • Sur La Table Gift Basket
    Valued at $125
    – $70 Sur La Table gift card
    – Oster Food Steamer
    – Kitchen Accessories
  • The ULTA-mate Beauty Basket
    Valued at $250
    Donated by Vicki Kirk
    Prestige and name brand color and skin products.
  • Browns versus Bengals Basket
    Valued at $225
    Donated by Jason & Dina Savage
    (4) Tickets to Cleveland versus Cincinnati
    Section 107 – Oct. 1, 2017
    Fan items
  • When Harry Met Christine Basket
    Valued at $200
    Favorites from Harry & David’s – donated by Christine Reinhart
    $50 gift card for Christine’s chocolate donated by Christine Vozar
    Homemade chocolate turtles & pretzels
    Nothing Bundt Cake gift certificate for 10” decorated cake
    Bailey’s Irish Cream and signature glasses
  • It’s A Wine Kind of Day
    Valued at $250
    Donated by Criss Markulis – CJM Workshop
    Vintage wine rack, wine and accessories
  • Buon Appetito! Package
    Valued at $550
    Dinner for 4 at Dante’s – donated by Dante’s
    Touch of Glass Boutique items  – donated by Christine Pratt
    Wine glasses, upcycled vinegar and oil bottles,
    Bread and dipping oil set
    Touch of Glass gift certificate
  • It’s Tribe Time Basket
    Valued at $200
    Donated by Tim Ali Realty
    Two tickets for May 16th game against Tampa Bay Rays
    His & Hers Cleveland Indians shirts and Rain Ponchos
  • Michael & MAC Basket
    Valued at $400
    Michael Kors purse – donated by Susie Geiger
    MAC beauty products – donated by Anna Kanaris
  • Make Your Mark
    Donated by Ed Bacho Photography
    Valued at $330
    Two custom photo art prints “Ready for Storage” and “Signature Makers Mark” framed
    Bottle of Makers Mark
  • All About Mom Basket
    Valued at $500
    LuLaRoe outfit – donated by Jodi Broadwater
    Skin A Peel package – donated by Joanna Lannaggi
    V-Spa services – donated by VISAGE Surgical Institute
  • Backyard Barbeque Package
    Donated by Jed & Melissa Cavadas
    Valued at $140
    Gibbs Butcher Block gift card
    Grilling Accessories
  • Sushi & Sake
    Valued at $675
    Donated by Shinto
    Sushi Rolling Class and Sake Tasting for 8
    Sake, Carafe and Glasses
  • The Gift of Better GOLF Package
    Valued at $450
    Donated by GolfTec
    GolfTec 123 Golf
    (1) 90-minute swing evaluation, OR a 90-minute club fit session OR 90-minute driving performance session
    AND (2) 30-minute follow-up lessons
    AND (3) 30-minute practice sessions
    Standing golf bag
  • Pamper Yourself at Sola Package
    Valued at $275
    – Mane Addictions $35 hair service + products – donated by Dianne Mennemeyer
    – Essence Salon & Spa spa manicure  – donated by Stephanie Kash
    – Skyn Day Spa oxygen facial – donated by Erin Stephans
  • Live in the Moment Basket
    Valued at $500
    Donated by Rich Wanders
    Walden Spa Package
  • Guys Day Out
    Valued at $400
    Donated by Rich Wanders
    Walden Golf Foursome 18 holes, includes cart and beverages
  • “Playing in the Dirt” Garden Basket
    Donated by Dave & Aimee Arrighi
    $150 Petitti Garden Center gift card
    Various gardening accessories
  • “The Joy of Gardening” Garden Basket
    Donated by Barb Frederick
    $50 Maria Gardens gift card
    Hand-painted slate art and garden tools
  • Joy of Gymnastics
    Valued at $400
    Five Star Birthday Party – donated by Wendy Kouvaras, Five Star Gymnastics, Brunswick
    Photo Session of Birthday Party – donated by Michelle Brousek, MLB Photography +
    Five Star Gymnastics Blanket
  • Stained Glass Cleveland Indians Art
    Valued at $400
    Donated by Jim Ascherl – Ascherl Studios
    Distinctive, custom-designed, hand-crafted, stained glass hanging panel
  • That’s Amore Italian Basket
    Valued at $120
    $25 Gift Card – Donated by Bianca’s Ristorante Italiano
    $25 Gift Card – Donated by DC Pasta
    Olive Oil & Vinegar Gift Set – Donated by The Olive Scene Strongsville
    Pasta and assorted Italian-themed items
    Bottle of Wine
  • Come Wine With Me
    Valued at $200
    Handcrafted framed cork art and wine bottle cheese tray – donated by Rose Ascherl
    Wine purse, wine + wine tasting for two – The Olde Wine Cellar, Bistro & Bottle Shoppe

Time or Services Donations

Mulligan’s Strongsville
Chick Fil A Strongsville
J Bella Strongsville
Bianca’s Brunswick
HiHO Brewing Company Cuyahoga Falls
Jim Werner – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Michael Rich – Event Lighting Specialist

Giant Eagle Strongsville
Shinto Strongsville
Geppettos Medina
Next Day Signs & Graphics
Dante Dining Group
Front Porch Solutions – Web Design and Marketing
Spin Production DJs – DJ, Entertainment and Auction Services





Past Sponsors and Donors

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