Our Events

Igniting Hope & Evening of Hope

The Angus Barn
September 22-23, 2021

In 2021, with the wellbeing of our guests in mind, we’re expanding hope with two nights of incredible events!

Wednesday, September 22 is the inaugural Igniting Hope – a night of dinner and dancing with Band of Oz! It will be a fun, festive celebration showcasing the best of NC and all its Carolina Charm. Then on Thursday, September 23, our elegant Evening of Hope Gala will take place featuring Grammy award-winning singer, actress, and mental health advocate LeAnn Rimes.

Both events at the gorgeous Pavilion at the Angus Barn will include silent and live auctions with fabulous getaways, wine, and exquisite home decor, special raffle prizes, and exceptional food and wine pairings. Seating will be limited to ensure intimate and incomparable experiences for all our guests.

Igniting Hope &
Evening of Hope


Walk for Hope


33rd Annual Walk for Hope with Virtual Option!

The Angus Barn
Sunday, October 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars – planning is underway for our flagship event – an in-person 5K Walk and festival – with some extra safety protocols in place of course! 

This fun, family-friendly event offers participants the opportunity to get their t-shirt, delicious lunch, win prizes, hear tunes from local musicians, and more, all while supporting critical mental illness research right here in the Triangle! 100% of participant dollars directly support research.

We’re planning for an in-person Walk all together this year, and we can’t wait to see you!

Prefer to walk with us from afar this year? Join us VIRTUALLY instead! Get excited – registration IS OPEN for the Walk for Hope with Virtual option!


Are you a business or individual interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope and/or Igniting Hope & Evening of Hope? Contact us! We partner with businesses for year-round support, as well as event specific donations of time, goods, funds and/or manpower.

The work of the Foundation of Hope would not be possible without the generous support of our local and national sponsors. Because of our generous sponsors, all of the Walk for Hope expenses are underwritten, allowing 100% of participant dollars to go directly to research funding. 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.

There are multiple sponsorship opportunities as a year-round sponsor or an event-specific sponsor of the Walk for Hope or Igniting Hope & Evening of Hope. Click the buttons below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Foundation of Hope event sponsor.