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Foundation/Huntington Bank/WKBN Are accepting Nominations for H.O.P.E Award 2021

People Attending A Hope Foundation Fundraiser


8th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
DUE January 15, 2021

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Huntington Bank & WKBN 27 First News “Caring for Our Community” are looking for an individual that is Honorable. Outstanding. Philanthropic. Excellent.. If you know that person, nominate him/her for the 2021 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement.The H.O.P.E Award winner and nominees from 2020 and 2021 will be recognized at the 10th annual A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope on Friday, April 16, 2021. The event, which will be held at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield, will feature an awards presentation highlighting the efforts of this year’s recipient to improve the quality of life of children and their families in our community.

Past recipients include the late Henry Nemenz (local businessman & grocery store owner), Jack Gocala, Sr (retired Youngstown State University police chief), George Gabriel (Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities), Raymond Morrow (youth advocate), Kathy Cook (St. Joseph Warren Hospital-Mercy Health) & Mike Currington (Warren Police Officer).

Northeast Behavioral Health, LLC

The Hope Foundation is grateful for the support of our partners; Huntington Bank, American Business Centers, Northeast Behavioral Health, IGS, WKBN 27 First News, FOX Youngstown, Komara Jewelers, Lamar Advertising and Minuteman Press of Youngstown.

All nomination forms will be submitted online and can be found at All entries are due by January 15th

WINE FOR HOPE ticket information & sponsorship opportunities also available online at 


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (H.F.M.V.), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 and 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. Provides charitable and financial support to local individuals and families to assist in improving the lives of children who are chronically/terminally ill. For more information about The Foundation, please visit the website at

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