Evening of Hope 2020-04-03T10:07:30-04:00


2020 Keynote Speaker LeAnn Rimes

September 16, 2020 at 6:00pm
Pavilion at the Angus Barn

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.

In 2020, we are thrilled to welcome Grammy-award-winning singer, actress, and mental health advocate LeAnn Rimes as our keynote speaker. Ms. Rimes is known throughout the international music community for her hits, including “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight.” Ms. Rimes is an outspoken mental health advocate open about her struggles with anxiety and depression.

The 2020 Evening of Hope will take place on Wednesday, September 16 at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn. For more information about the event, please call 919-781-9255 or email Jennifer Gibson at jgibson@walkforhope.com.

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 2020 Evening of Hope, please call us at 919-781-9255 or email Blair at blair@walkforhope.com.


Our 2019 Sponsors

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Hope Sponsor

Auction & Pavilion Dinner Sponsors

Reception & Paddle Sponsors

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In-kind Sponsors

2019 Event Photos

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