SPARKLE, SHIMMER & SHINE
Honoring Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr.
Managing Partner, Western Reserve Partners LLC
November 9, 2013
Intercontinental Hotel and Conference
Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction
Live Auction and Dinner
Tribute to Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr.
Fund Achievement Auction
Silent auctions and Raffles will close approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the program.
On November 9, 2013, the Achievement Centers for Children will proudly honor Ralph M. Della Ratta Jr., Managing Partner of Western Reserve Partners, for his visionary leadership, enthusiastic dedication and advocacy for children with disabilities and their families at our annual celebration, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine. One of Cleveland’s most respected and enjoyable charity galas, and the Achievement Centers’ largest fundraising event, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine 2013 is presented by MAI Wealth Advisors, with the generous support of Rick Buoncore, Managing Director and Jim Kacic, Chief Financial Officer.
For over 70 years, the Achievement Centers for Children has been fulfilling their mission to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society. We provide comprehensive and family-centered services for children and individuals with a wide range of disabilities in schools, child care centers, homes and at the Achievement Centers’ three locations in Highland Hills, Westlake and Camp Cheerful in Strongsville. Through therapy, recreation and adapted sports, autism services, family support and education, the Achievement Centers serves thousands of children with disabilities and their families annually.
In addition to being a memorable evening for guests, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine generates significant revenue for the Achievement Centers for Children. Over 82% of the event’s proceeds go directly to the programs and services of the Achievement Centers. In 2012, the event raised over $495,000 and was attended by over 425 business, community and civic leaders.