Evening of Hope
EVENING OF HOPE
An annual charity dinner and auction benefiting The Foundation of Hope for Research & Treatment of Mental Illness, 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. In 2018, we welcomed special guest and keynote speaker Brooke Shields, renowned actress and mental health advocate.
The Evening of Hope was inspired and originally 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 2017, Jane Pauley, the award-winning journalist and author, spoke about her own battles with bipolar disorder and how she is using her platform and storytelling to advocate for those living with mental illness.
In 2016, actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd spoke about her own struggles with depression, the stigma of mental illness and her difficult journey to recovery in her book “All That Is Bitter and Sweet.” Other past speakers include Zak Williams, Judy Collins, and Mariel Hemingway.
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.
Evening of Hope Sponsors
We would like to acknowledge the generous businesses and community members who help make our beautiful evening possible.