Circle of Hope

Mark your calendar for May 19th, 2017, 7 PM at UW Madison Union South-Varsity Hall!

2017 marks the 10th annual Circle of Hope event, but this year’s event will be the beginning of a new organization in our community. Circle of Hope 2017 will celebrate the merger of two leading non-profits in Dane County, Community Partnerships and Center for Families, as we unveil a newly combined organization.

Community Partnerships and Center for Families serve over 6,800 children, families, and individuals combined annually. Our services and programs provide support, connection, education, and stabilization to individuals, children and families impacted by mental health challenges, medical issues, poverty, homelessness, and limited access to needed resources.

Evening Agenda

7 PM Doors Open, Auctions Open
7:30 PM Event Program & Grand Reveal
8 PM Gaming Tables Open
9:15 PM Auctions close
10 PM Gaming Tables Close
10:15 PM Casino Prize Drawing


Visit our Eventbrite page to purchase tickets for the event. Tickets are $45 each and include hors d’oeuvres, access to all 19 casino gaming tables, $1500 in “casino cash,” early access to our online silent auction, and free access to our custom photo booth!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your support of Community Partnerships & Center for Families by sponsoring Circle of Hope. Your commitment to our event and the work we do helps to provide quality services to children, families, and young adults impacted by poverty, mental health challenges, homelessness, stressful life events, and more. Our work in the community is not possible without the partnership and support from sponsors like you. View our sponsorship information here.

2017 Sponsors

Ways to have fun

In addition to 19 casino gaming tables (blackjack, texas hold em poker, roulette, money wheel, and more!) there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself at Circle of Hope!

Silent Auction: We’re hosting our silent auction online again this year, and will be featuring 100+ unique items and experiences from local businesses! Visit our online auction now! Bidding closes on May 19th at 9:15 PM.

Wine Cork Pull: Purchase a cork for $15 and you automatically win the corresponding bottle of wine. You’re guaranteed to win a bottle of wine valued anywhere from $15-$100!

Restaurant Row: For $25, guests will have the chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant with values ranging from $25-$100 per chance. Everyone is a winner and this is a great way to try new-to-you restaurants in our city!

Heads or Tails Game: Pay to play the classic game of heads or tails, but with a twist! Last person standing wins a sweet prize!

Photo Booth sponsored by United Way: Who doesn’t love a good photo booth with props? Hop into the booth for a photo shoot with your friends and take home your photo strip that night!

Casino Prizes: Each guest automatically receives 2 casino raffle tickets, and the more “cash” you win at the tables, the more casino raffle tickets you get! Just like a raffle, place your casino raffle tickets in the prize bag that appeals to you most.



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