2021 Gala planning underway

We were incredibly saddened that we could not hold our 2020 Evening Of Hope gala due to COVID-19. Our priority has always been to ensure the health and well-being of our friends and supporters, and as we couldn’t gather safely and comfortably last fall, we felt it was best to cancel our event.

We are however exploring reimagined visions for the event this year, with in-person, virtual, and hybrid options as potential alternatives, and will be updating this page soon with more information. We are also working to reschedule Grammy-award winning singer and actress LeAnn Rimes as our guest speaker for 2021, so stay tuned for details.

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 celebrity 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 2019, TV anchor Elizabeth Vargas discussed how her alcoholism was exacerbated by her panic disorder, and how she is speaking out to help others do the same.  In 2018, actress Brooke Shields spoke about her struggles with postpartum depression and the stigma associated with the disorder.

Other past speakers include Jane PauleyZak Williams, Judy Collins, Mariel Hemingway, and Ashley Judd.


Are you a business or individual interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope and/or the Evening of Hope? We’d be grateful for your help! Click the button below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Foundation of Hope event sponsor. 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 we 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Evening of Hope, please call us at 919-781-9255 or email Blair at blair@walkforhope.com.


Our 2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Hope Sponsor

Auction & Pavilion Dinner Sponsors

Reception & Paddle Sponsors

Tent Sponsor

Program Sponsor

EOH Friend

In-kind Sponsors

2019 Event Photos

To see all of the glamour of our 2019 event, visit our Flickr gallery!