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Karen Circle

Karen Circle LuncheonIn 2005, a group of women came together for lunch and formed the Karen Circle. The Karen Circle was named after Dr. Karen Gilhooly who was a mother, physician, and involved parent at The Children’s House. Each member of the Karen Circle makes a $1,000 gift to The Children’s House. When these gifts are combined, the result has a truly transformational impact on our school. The annual luncheon is hosted by Michele Shane at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club in early November. Please let Renee Hintz know if you plan to be a part of this year's Karen Circle: renee@traversechildrenshouse.org.

In November 2018, Karen Circle members gathered for lunch and awarded $24,000  to the following project proposals: 

  • New Mats for the Gym Bouldering Wall
  • Badminton Sets for Gym
  • Track and Balance Bikes for YCC Playground 
  • Traffic Barrier (trees and boulders) For NW Corner of Playground
  • Faculty and Admin. Professional Development
  • Employee Appreciation- Year end party, small acknowledgements during the year
  • Junior Great Books Curriculum, Wilson Fluency Kit, Newberry Books
  • Elementary Bead Cabinet- needed due to split to two classrooms
  • Down Payment for a New School Van
  • Endowment Funding