Wine for Hope

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

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The Wine For Hope event includes:

  • Wine tasting
  • Gourmet food
  • H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Exquisite jewelry (for Grand Cru, Sommelier, and Vintner sponsorship levels)
  • Live music
  • Commemorative wine glass
  • Cash bar
  • Raffles and silent auctions

This year’s Wine For Hope is scheduled for April 28, 2017, at The Lake Club.

Advance tickets are $60 per person by April 14. Single tickets after that date are $75.

Tickets for a table of eight are $450.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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 Letter Form | Raffle Basket Donation Form

New for 2017!

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

2017 Sponsors

  • Komara Jewelers
  • American Business Center, Inc.
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Minuteman Press, Youngstown
  • MIX 98.9
  • Steven C. Jones Agency, A State Farm Insurance Company
  • WKBN 27
  • The Jeff & Kimberly Simon Fund

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

During the Wine for Hope, we honor the year’s H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient.

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.

2017 H.O.P.E. Award Recipient: Raymond P. Marrow

Marrow’s nomination highlighted his work creating not one, but two youth mentoring programs in the last 10 years. Both are offered after school and on weekends and combine exercise with worship to keep kids off the streets.

Past recipients:

  • 2016 – George Gabriel
  • 2015 – Jack Gocala, Sr.
  • 2014 – Henry Nemenz

To become a sponsor, place an ad in the program, or purchase tickets, email

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