H.O.P.E Award & Honorees for Lifetime Achievement

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.

Over the years, we have received numerous nominations for this great award. The meaning of this award has been an impact on our award recipients, so we are expanding this great award to recognize more individuals. We will announce an overall award winner that night, but also honoring a group of honorees, which we will choose the winner. This is a meaningful way to show that there are great people in the community, and we want others to follow in their footsteps.

H.O.P.E. Award/Honorees for Lifetime Achievement

Henry Nemenz
H.O.P.E Award 2014
Jack Gocala
H.O.P.E Award 2015
George Gabriel
H.O.P.E Award 2016
Raymond Marrow
H.O.P.E Award 2017
Simon Arias
H.O.P.E Honoree 2018
Kathy Cook
H.O.P.E Award 2018
Mary Duke
H.O.P.E Honoree 2018
Dr. Heather Hrina Medvec
H.O.P.E Honoree 2018
Coach Ed DiGregorio
H.O.P.E Honoree 2019