A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope 2020

An exciting evening of fine wines, gourmet food and great music.

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 6:30pm – 10:30pm | The Lake Club

Each year, we celebrate spring’s arrival with our Wine For Hope wine tasting event. Enjoy great wines and food, all for a great cause – to help better the lives of children who are battling chronic/terminal illnesses.

  • Wine tasting
  • Gourmet food
  • Exquisite Jewelry (for Grand Cru, Sommelier, and Vintner sponsorship levels & in person)
  • Live music
  • Commemorative wine glass
  • Cash bar
  • Raffles, Silent auctions & Wine Pool

TICKETS (per person)
Table of 8: $550 | Advance: $75 | $90 Door/After March 31
Purchase Online or at Komara Jewelers (330) 793-9048 in Canfield.

The H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement 2020

In 2014, The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley introduced the H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement. It is presented to an individual who is: Honorable. Outstanding. Philanthropic. Excellent. This prestigious award was first presented to Henry Nemenz for his many decades of donating time, money and resources to improve the quality of life of children and families in our community.

Over the years, we have received numerous nominations for this great award. The meaning of this award has been an impact on our award recipients, so we are expanding this great award to recognize more individuals. We will announce an overall award winner that night, but also honoring a group of honorees, which we will choose the winner. This is a meaningful way to show that there are great people in the community and we want others to follow in their footsteps.

H.O.P.E. Honorees for Lifetime Achievement 2020



During the Wine for Hope, all H.O.P.E. Honorees will be recognized, and the 2020 H.O.P.E Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient will be announced at the Wine for Hope event that night.

H.O.P.E Nomination Application (CLOSED)

H.O.P.E Nomination Application (Coming Soon)

Application Due: January 17, 2020

H.O.P.E. Award Recipient: 

Past recipients:

  • 2020- TBA
  • 2019 – Michael Currington
  • 2018 – Kathy Cook
  • 2017 – Raymond Marrow
  • 2016 – George Gabriel
  • 2015 – Jack Gocala, Sr.
  • 2014 – Henry Nemenz

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors at the Grand Cru, Sommelier, and Vintner levels are provided exquisite jewelry to wear during the event, courtesy of Komara Jewlers.

When you partner with The Hope Foundation as a sponsor for this amazing event your company not only benefits from the exposure, you will be recognized as someone who is committed to our community and its children in need of support.

In addition to the satisfaction you will receive from investing in our local children, your name will be attached to a wonderful event that draws hundreds of people from around the region.

Donations are always welcome! No gift is too large or too small and all are appreciated. We are also accepting gift and raffle baskets for this event.

Sponsorship Form-Fillable | Raffle/Silent Basket Form-Fillable

To become a sponsor, place an ad in the program, or purchase tickets, email avspano@hopemv.org.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Partner Sponsors

American Business Center, Inc
Northeast Behavioral Health
Komara Jewelers

Photography Sponsor

Marti’s Memories Photograhy

Cheese Sponsor

The Rizer-Gocala Family

Media Sponsors

MIX 98.9
Newsradio 570 WKBN
WKBN 27 First News
Lamar Advertising

The Printing Sponsor

Minuteman Press, Youngstown

Wine Sponsor

Phantom Fireworks


GBS Corp
Palo Creative
Youngstown Business Incubator
Preferred Care Counseling
Jeff and Kimberly Simon Fund

Naples Family Medicine
The Lake Club of Ohio
Nemenz IGA
Armstrong Cable
Southern Park Mall Chick-fil-A

Collins Learns
Massage Cafe
DJ Anthony Jannone
Hollywood Gaming-Mahoning Valley
Home Savings Bank