Our Hall of Fame

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2012 at the Game of Hope Classic/KIDS Fun Zone event. The people or organizations that are inducted into the Hall of Fame have advocated for the community and support the mission of The Hope Foundation. In addition, we celebrate their accomplishments and distinguishing them as hard-working community members for The Foundation.

If you would like to make a nomination for The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Hall of Fame please contact Anthony Spano at avspano@hopemv.org.

Class of 2012

Coach Ed DiGregorio, Youngstown State University

Coach Dom Rosselli, Youngstown State University

Class of 2013

Jim Graham, UAW Local 1112

Youngstown State University

YSU Athletics

Hall of Fame (2012)

Coach Ed DiGregorio is a deserving of high praise, for he has combined civic concern and commitment with selfless initiative to become a dynamic leader in the area. The winningest coach in Youngstown State University women’s basketball history, he has compiled a career record of 319-241 and several conference championships during the twenty-year tenure. A staunch advocate for the community and supporting the mission of the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, including volunteering as a first honorary coach for the Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic in 2005, and through the unwavering dedication to excellence, Coach D has certainly distinguished himself as a conscientious and hard-working individual.

His exceptional record of personal and professional success stands as a hallmark worthy of emulation and have inspired countless individuals to excel in numerous areas of endeavor. The respect and admiration that he has eared throughout his life are clearly evident, and his accomplishments are a justifiable source of pride and an outstanding reflection not only on him, but also on his family and the community.

Hall of Fame (2013)

Through the efforts of YSU & its Athletics Department and their overall commitment to the Game of Hope Classic, their resources gave this great event the boost necessary in or-der to help kick-start the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Val-ley and the awareness of chronically/terminally ill children in the Mahoning Valley. We have grown and been able to branch out into the local community with our efforts because of the commitment from Youngstown State University and YSU Athletics. Both have helped us realize our mission, which is to raise necessary monies for chronically/terminally ill children.

We honor these great entities for their combined commitment and support of the Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic and the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s mission to raise money for chronically/terminally ill children.

Hall of Fame (2012)

Coach Dom Rosselli was a remarkable individual, for he combined civic concern and commitment with selfless initiative to become a dynamic leader in the area. The winninest coach in Youngstown State University men’s basketball and baseball history, he compiled a career record of 600-393 during his forty-year tenure and 490-314 during his thirty-one-year tenure in the latter, as well as several post-season tournament berths in both sports. A staunch advocate of the campus community by supporting great causes, like the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, including volunteering as the first honorary coach for the Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic in 2005, and through his unwavering dedication to excellence, he certainly distinguished himself as a conscientious and hard-working individual.

Coach Rosselli’s exceptional record of personal and professional success stands as a hallmark worthy of emulation, and he has inspired countless people to excel in numerous areas of endeavor. The respect and admiration he earned throughout his life are clearly evident, and his accomplishments serve as a justifiable source of pride for the family he committed himself to and the community.

Hall of Fame (2013)

Jim Graham has been a dynamic union leader during his tenure at the local General Motors-Lordstown Plant and UAW Local 1112. He has given the commitment to the Mahoning Valley by his numerous involvements with Game of Hope Classic and the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. He has lent his support and countless volunteer hours to this great organization and many local causes as well. Jim is considered one of the area’s top “GO-TO” guys when assistance is needed with non-profits in the area.

Mr. Graham is a remarkable individual and dynamic community leader, his commitment to the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and their mission.