Day of Hope

Scheduled for November 5, 2020

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A day of inspiration and opportunity. A Day of Hope.

More details coming on Day of Hope 2020 event in August as we are looking forward to another great celebration


A Day of Hope

Entering the eighth year, the Day of Hope Luncheon has developed into a powerful opportunity to both celebrate and inspire many of Cleveland’s hardest working middle school students who have been identified by their teachers as emerging leaders.

In the afternoon, more than 250 students and teachers from 25 Northeast Ohio area schools will participate in an inspirational afternoon where community leaders from a range of professional backgrounds will offer valuable commentary on themes of inspiration, resiliency, and determination for students and teachers alike.

An Evening of Hope

The Day of Hope continues later that day with an Evening of Hope, a festive cocktail reception and dinner held on the Campus of Boys Hope Girls Hope in Garfield Heights. The evening offers highlights from the Day of Hope Luncheon as well as honor local individuals from the community whose efforts and accomplishments exemplify the qualities we seek to instill in the young people we serve – leadership, generosity, and perseverance. This year, we are delighted to recognize Marc Stefanski and Dave Dudash as our Pillars of Hope.


6th Grade
Kellie Stanfield – St. Mary’s School
Kal Pennington – Newton D. Baker

7th Grade
Sandra Nurse – St. Mary’s School
Winchester Thomas – St. Rocco School

8th Grade
Ariane Palmer – Intergenerational School
Isaac Grabianowski – Urban Community School


Thank You to our 2019 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Luncheon Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Sponsors of Achievement

Nancy Benacci | Ray and Katie Murphy | Tom and Annie Eby | Mike and Carlotta Boeschenstein | Barb and Ed Marshall 

Sponsors of Wisdom

Albert M. Higley Co. | BNY Mellon Wealth Management | Marcia and Fred Floyd| Frantz Medical Development, Ltd. | Paul and Gail Fussner | Robert & Heidi Heltzel | Knorr-Bremse Global Care | The Lubrizol Foundation | MAI Capital Management, LLC | Molly McArdle and Patrick Cawley | Margaux and Michael Murphy | New Vista | Mary Ann and Ed Plaspohl | Maria and Jim Ruddock | ShurTech Brands, LLC | St. Ignatius High School | Thompson Hine LLP

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