Market Street Bridge & Premier Bank Tower to Light Up for National All For The Kids Day, May 15

(Youngstown, OH) – Youngstown’s Market Street Bridge & the Huntington Bank Community Alley along with the Premier Bank Tower will be illuminated with blue and orange lights Sunday night, May 15,  2022, in observance of the national All for the Kids Day. This is a national day of recognition, which provides hope and support for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Chronic and terminal illnesses impact the lives of tens of thousands of children daily in the…

In Honor of a Decade of Hope, Komara Jewelers Extends Offer of Giving thru May

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley held their 10th Anniversary Wine for Hope Event on Friday, April 30th.  The event was sold out and helped carry on the tradition of raising funds to help children in our area who are battling chronicle and terminal illness by providing charitable and financial support to local families to help improve the lives of the chronically and terminally ill children. Komara Jewelers, who have been great supporters of the Wine For…

WKBN’s Josh Frketic to be Master of Ceremonies for the 10th Anniversary of the Wine for Hope Event on April 29th

The Hope Foundation is happy to announce that Josh Frketic, WKBN Sports Anchor to be MC at upcoming 10th anniversary of the Wine for Hope scheduled for Friday, April 29th at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield, Ohio. Josh came to the Valley from Bluefield, West Virginia where he was the weekend anchor for nearly two years. Here in Youngstown Josh started as a VJ, but became the weekend weatherman for several months before moving to sports where he is an anchor…

Hope Foundation Announces Five Board Members and Names New Board Leadership

New members will enhance board’s focus on the foundations mission and help the Hope Foundation to strengthen innovation into the future. YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced five new board members and a new board chair who will each help support the nonprofit’s work focus on the future of the foundations mission and help it strengthen innovation into the future. “We’re excited to expand our board with five new members who will bring diverse expertise…

Baal Appointed to the Hope Foundation Board this Past Fall

Youngstown, Ohio-The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has appointed Justin Yost to the Board of Trustees and elected him to serve as Treasurer for a 2-year term thru 2023. He has been appointed to help advance the foundations mission. Anita Baal has joined the Hope Foundation to move them to the future. Anita is the Sr Coord., Contract and Billing at Edge-park Medical Supplies which is part of Cardinal Health.  Her life long goals are to pay ahead in…

Yost Appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees

Youngstown, Ohio-The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has appointed Justin Yost to the Board of Trustees and elected him to serve as Treasurer for a 3-year term thru 2024. He has been appointed to help advance the foundations mission. Justin received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Malone University and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience in corporate, individual, and partnership taxation. He works for Bodine Perry, LLC, in which he is a Partner…

Ostapiak Appointed to Foundation Board

Youngstown, Ohio-This past October, the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley appointed Jennifer Ostapiak for a 3-year term thru 2024. Jennifer was appointed to help advance the foundations mission. Jennifer has been a life-long resident of Mahoning Valley where she graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and human resources.  She has worked in various roles in human resources including career development training for adults with disabilities. She currently works for GBS Corp as the Vice…

Groups come together to Purchase a Special Wheelchair during this Holiday Season

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and Operation Search and Help funded through The Youngstown Foundation have partnered together to purchase a special wheelchair for 17-year-old Lianne Flores who was diagnosed with Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy at the age of 8.  This special wheelchair will enable Lianne to stand and by being able to stand it will help to keep her healthy and will also help her with her dream to attend college.  It is wonderful when area…

Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 H.O.P.E. Honorees for Lifetime Achievement presented by Huntington Bank & WKBN 27 First News “Caring for our Community”

A DECADE OF HOPE PRESENTED BY HUNTINGTON BANK WE ARE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR H.O.P.E. AWARD RECIPIENT 2022 Nominations for Annual Lifetime Achievement Award DUE January 14, 2022 (Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Huntington Bank & WKBN 27 First News “Caring for Our Community” are looking for who is Honorable. Outstanding. Philanthropic. Excellent individuals. If you know that person, nominate him/her for the 2022 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement. These are Honorees who have gone above and…

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