The Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner is held each spring to raise awareness in our community about alcohol and drug addiction. The event is a celebration of hope featuring faces and voices of those in recovery. The Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award is presented to an individual or organization making outstanding contributions to the field of addiction. Proceeds from the Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner support programs and services at Fairbanks, La Verna Lodge and Hope Academy.
If you are interested in sponsoring Circle of Hope or Taste of Hope, benefiting Fairbanks and Hope Academy respectively, or if you are interested in a combined sponsorship for both events, please contact Yvonne Matlock or call 317-572-9384.
2018 Keynote Speaker: Ryan Leaf
Before working with Transcend Recovery Community, Ryan Leaf was one of the most promising collegiate football players of his time, rivaling Peyton Manning for the Heisman trophy. In 1998 he was the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft behind Manning. Leaf now travels across the United States speaking to communities about his story of recovery.
2018 Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award Recipient: Leah Mannweiler
A partner with Krieg DeVault LLP, Leah Mannweiler’s legal concentrations include health care, human services, and government relations. In addition to her involvement with Fairbanks through her law firm, Ms. Mannweiler has a strong personal commitment to Fairbanks. When one of her children had a substance abuse problem as a teenager, she turned to Fairbanks for help; his journey to recovery resulted in Ms. Mannweiler developing a close bond with many of the Fairbanks professionals. She is fully committed to Fairbanks, not only because of the help provided to her son, but for the assistance provided to her whole family.