Our Events

Evening of Hope & Igniting Hope

Pavilion at the Angus Barn, September 13-14, 2023 at 6:00pm

We are expanding hope again with two incredible back-to-back events! Wednesday, September 13th is our elegant Evening of Hope Gala, featuring Country Music icon Wynonna Judd! Then Thursday, September 14th Igniting Hope returns, as a night of dinner and dancing with Liquid Pleasure and speaker Dr. Kevin C. Snyder.

Both the Evening of Hope and Igniting Hope are held at the gorgeous Pavilion at the Angus Barn. The Evening of Hope includes an exquisite 4-course meal with exceptional wine pairings, silent and live auctions with fabulous getaways, wine, and exquisite home decor, and a celebrity keynote speaker. Igniting Hope is a fun, festive, celebration of Carolina charm with a southern culinary experience, live auction, music, and dancing the night away. Seating at both events will be limited to ensure intimate and incomparable experiences for all our guests.

Learn more about these sophisticated events or contact us for additional information.

Evening of Hope
& Igniting Hope

for Hope

2023 35th Walk for Hope with Virtual Option!

The Angus Barn
Sunday, October 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We’re back for a milestone 35th year with the Walk for Hope with added VIRTUAL Walk/Run option! 

This fun, family-friendly 5K walk offers participants the opportunity to get a t-shirt, delicious lunch, win prizes, hear tunes from local musicians, play games, and more, all while supporting critical mental illness research right here in the Triangle! 100% of participant dollars directly support research.

It’s THE place to be in Raleigh on October 8 – bring your kids, neighbors, parents, colleagues, and friends for this Walk, Run, & Festival!

Can’t make it in person or prefer to walk with us from afar this year? Join us VIRTUALLY or make a DONATION instead!


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.