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Foundation Announces its 2020 Honorees, Leaders from all over the Community

People Attending A Hope Foundation Fundraiser

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce the 2020 H.O.P.E. “Honorees for Lifetime Achievement.” Presented by Huntington Bank and in association with WKBN 27 First News’ “Caring for Our Community” initiative, the H.O.P.E winner will be announced at the 10th Annual Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope, which will take place on Friday, April 24, 2020 at The Lake Club in Poland from 6:30-10:30pm.All H.O.P.E. honorees will be recognized and the award that evening with the winner set to join the prestigious ranks of our past recipients highlighting the efforts of those working to improve the quality of life of children, families and others in our community.

Honorees include:
Delphine Baldwin-Casey – Retired Youngstown Police Sergeant
Brandon Perry – Founder and CEO of City Kids Care
Holly Welch – Assistant Elementary Principal in Austintown Local Schools
Amy Zell – Teen and patron technology services librarian at Hubbard Public Library

Past recipients of the H.O.P.E Award are Michael Currington (2019), Kathy Cook (2018), Raymond Marrow (2017), George Gabriel (2016), Jack Gocala, Sr. (2015) and the late Henry Nemenz (2014).Event sponsorships, reserved table and single ticket seating are available by contacting Anthony Spano at / 330.728.2669 or by going to Tickets to the event are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8 & $90 after April 10.

Guests will enjoy a full dinner, wine tasting in a commemorative glass, entertainment, and an awards ceremony. All proceeds from the event, including a silent auction and raffle baskets, will help better the lives of chronically and terminally ill children in the Mahoning Valley.

The Hope Foundation is grateful for the support of our partnering sponsors; American Business Center Inc., IGS, Northeast Behavioral Healthcare plus WKBN 27 First News, MIX 98.9, Komara Jewelers, Lamar Advertising Company, Phantom Fireworks and Minuteman Press of Youngstown.

About The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
(H.F.M.V.), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 after the increasing success and popularity of the Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic. Our unpaid staff, volunteers and supporting individuals and organizations are committed to our mission. They provide charitable and financial support to local charities that share our goal of improving the lives of chronically/terminally ill children. With money raised from donations and our signature fundraisers, The Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 and financial assistance for children and their families of up to $2,500. For more information about The Foundation, please visit the website at

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