Evening of Hope
EVENING OF HOPE
Presented by CPI Security
Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Vargas
An annual charity dinner and auction benefiting The Foundation of Hope, the Evening of Hope takes place at the resplendent Pavilion at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event features an elegant five-course dinner—served with exceptional wine pairings—prepared by Iron Chef Walter Royal, as well as a live auction, a silent auction and a keynote speaker. Past speakers have included Brooke Shields, Jane Pauley, Zak Williams, Mariel Hemingway, and Judy Collins.
In 2019, we welcomed Emmy-award-winning investigative journalist, TV anchor, and mental health advocate Elizabeth Vargas as our keynote speaker.
The first Evening of Hope was held in 1992 at the home of Alice Eure, the co-founder of the Foundation of Hope. Even though Alice is no longer with us, her spirit, generosity and incredible desire to make a difference remain forever present in all that we do.
Through the years, the Foundation has been fortunate to bring exceptional advocates of mental health as our keynote speakers at the Evening of Hope. In 2018, actress Brooke Shields spoke about her struggles with postpartum depression and the stigma associated with the disorder. In 2017, award-winning journalist and author Jane Pauley spoke about her battle with bipolar disorder, and how she is using her platform to advocate for those living with mental illness.
Other past speakers include Zak Williams, Judy Collins, Mariel Hemingway, and Ashley Judd.
The work of the Foundation of Hope would not be possible without the generous support of our local and national sponsors.
We are grateful for tax-deductible donations of cash or in-kind contributions and make every effort to promote our sponsors’ involvement with the Foundation.
We partner with businesses for year-round support, as well as event specific donations of time, goods, funds and/or manpower.
Our annual Evening of Hope is a charity dinner that takes place at the Pavilion of the Angus Barn in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event features an elegant five-course dinner—served with exceptional wine pairings—prepared by Iron Chef Walter Royal, as well as a live auction, a silent auction and a keynote speaker.