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Foundation Announces its 2024 Honorees, Leaders from All over the Community

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce the 2024 H.O.P.E. Honorees for Lifetime Achievement for this year’s Wine for Hope. Presented by Boak and Sons and Sam & Donna Boak, the 2024 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement will be announced at the 12th Anniversary Wine for Hope on Friday, April 19th 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 2024 will be recognized:

2024 Honorees:

  • Amber Bonilla, Struthers City Schools
  • Kristin Demidovich, Health Care Providers
  • Lynn Maro, Attorney
  • Katina Stamos, Chic Chateau Children’s Boutique
  • Janiene Taylor, Justice4Joi
  • Domonique Williams, Callie’s Confidence

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), Holly Welch (Austintown Local Schools), Dr. Ronald Dwinnells (ONE Health Ohio), and Brenda Rider (RoCck Children’s Choir).

Event sponsorships, reserved table and single ticket seating are available by contacting The Hope Foundation at, Jackie (330) 502-5724, Jim (330) 518-0460 OR by going to Tickets to the event are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8 & $90 after April 5.

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; Boak and Sons, Huntington Bank, 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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