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Foundation Announces its 2023 Honorees; Leaders from All over the Community

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce the 2023 H.O.P.E. Honorees for this year’s Wine for Hope.  Presented by Galaxie Industrial Services & Huntington Bank and in association with WKBN First News “Caring for Our Community” initiative, the 2023 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement will be announced at the 11th Anniversary Wine for Hope on Friday, April 21th at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield, Ohio. These individuals will be recognized for their efforts of donating their time and resources to improve the quality of life of children and families in our community.

During this event all H.O.P.E. Honorees from the 2023 will be recognized. Individuals that will be Honored:

2023 Honorees:

  • Robert Berk, Berk Enterprises
  • Rebecca Keck, SMARTS
  • Stephanie Mathews, Luxe Loft by Mathews Aesthetics
  • Sr. Patricia McNicholas, Ursuline Sisters
  • Brenda Rider, ROCcK Children’s Choir

Past H.O.P.E. Award 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), Amy Welch (Austintown Local Schools) & Dr. Ronald Dwinnells (ONE Health Ohio).

Event sponsorships, reserved table and single ticket seating are available by contacting the Hope Foundation at / 330.728.2669, Jackie Rizer (330) 502-5724 OR by going to Tickets to the event are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8 & $90 after April 7.

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 its partnering sponsors; Galaxie Industrial Services, Boak and Sons, GBS Corp., American Business Center Inc., Northeast Behavioral Health, WKBN 27 First News, FOX Youngstown, MIX 98.9, Newsradio, 570 WKBN, Komara Jewelers, Lamar Advertising Company, and Minuteman Press of Youngstown.

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

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