Hope Foundation Accepting Applications for Assistance

(Youngstown, OH) – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for financial assistance applications for children/families and the DreamCatchers for Kids™ fund (make wishes come true) from its main program areas below.  Due to the unknown and the need, The Foundation has reallocated additional funds to assist families in every way possible. The Foundation will be accepting applications for the Family Assistance fund through these difficult times, while the DreamCatchers for…

Hope Foundation Announces New Board Member & Reappointments

(Youngstown, OH) – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced some changes to their board members to support the nonprofit’s work to focus on The Foundation’s mission and help it strengthen innovation into the future. “We’re excited to expand our board with a new member and reappoint some of our current members through 2025,”   said Founder/Executive Director Anthony Spano. “We have worked diligently to ensure board and leadership represents what we do in the community.” The newest appointment to the board…

The Hope Foundation Receives Matching $5,000 Donation

(YOUNGSTOWN, OH) – Dr. Ronald Dwinnells, Executive Director of Butterflies & Hope Memorial Foundation presented The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley with a donation of $5,000.  Dr. Dwinnells generously agreed to match all donations that were raised, during the Wine for Hope event that was held on April 29, 2022, up to $5,000 the night of the event. Anthony Spano, Founder & Executive Director of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley stated “we thank his generosity for supporting us,…

Hope Foundation Founder/Executive Director Voted One of Top 20 Disability Warriors in Ohio

(YOUNGSTOWN, OH) – Anthony Spano, Founder & Executive Director of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, was named one of the Top 20 Disability Warriors in Ohio that you need to know by Liner Legal. What is a Disability Warrior? A Disability Warrior advocates for those with disabilities, raises awareness or funds for those with disabilities or has a disability themselves and enriches their community. After many nominations, Liner Legal was proud to introduce the top Disability Warriors in Ohio…

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…

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