Evening of Hope Gala with Marie Osmond

Angus Barn Pavilion, Raleigh
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
6:00 p.m.

You sparked hope. On Wednesday, September 14th, 410 guests joined us to hear Marie Osmond’s powerful story and to shine their light on the 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5 children who live with a mental illness. This incredible night paved the way for science that will save kids’ lives through the FOH CHAAMP research program.

We’re thrilled to announce that thanks to the spectacular generosity of our guests, our sponsors, and our silent & live auction winners, we raised a grand total of over:


This wouldn’t have been possible without you. Nothing travels faster than light – except maybe hope. Thanks to all those who supported us, the light of hope is going to travel, and impact a generation of children who deserve to shine.

Check out the photos below!

On Wednesday, September 14, our elegant Evening of Hope Gala will return! This fall, we are thrilled to welcome entertainment icon and multi-hyphenate singer, actress, and mental health advocate Marie Osmond. This sophisticated event will be held at the gorgeous Pavilion at the Angus Barn and seating will be limited to 420 to ensure an intimate and incomparable experience for all our guests.

Individual seats for the Evening of Hope Gala are $750 each and tables of 10 seats are $7,500. Early responses are recommended.

For more information about the Evening of Hope, or to reserve your seats, please call our office at 919-781-9255 or email hope@walkforhope.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Igniting Hope will return in 2023!

Evening of Hope

An annual charity dinner and auction benefiting The Foundation of Hope, the Evening of Hope Gala takes place at the resplendent Pavilion at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event features an elegant four-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.

Our September 2022 gala will be an intimate, sophisticated event for 420 guests, and we are thrilled to welcome Marie Osmond as our keynote speaker. The night will also include a live and silent auction, full of unique curated items, including wine, fabulous getaways and experiences, and exquisite home decor. 

Individual seats for the Evening of Hope Gala are $750 each and tables of 10 seats are $7,500. Early responses are recommended. Space will be limited to ensure an incomparable experience for all guests.

Gala History

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 February 2022, singer LeAnn Rimes shared her journey with anxiety, and sang a cappella about how despite struggling, those with mental illness should take heart that there “will be a better day.” 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 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 2022 Evening of Hope, please call us at 919-781-9255 or email Blair at blair@walkforhope.com.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Hope Sponsor

Travel Sponsor

Auction Sponsor

Pavilion Sponsor

Paddle Sponsor

Barn Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor

Program Sponsor

In-kind Sponsors

2022 Auction Donors

We’re incredibly grateful to all of these individuals and businesses for their generous donations of unique items and experiences for our Silent and Live Auctions.

September 2022 Event Photos

Visit our Flickr gallery to see all of the glamour of our September 2022 Evening of Hope event!

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