Belong to the Community

The Foundation of Hope Giving Community recognizes those individuals, foundations, and businesses who generously support our vital mission and vision with non-event gifts of $250 or more throughout the year. We believe research is hope – and your gifts make hope happen.

You belong in this community – all are welcome.

Thanks to our supporters, since its inception, the Foundation of Hope has awarded 197 scientific research grants totaling more than $9.4 million. These funds have leveraged an additional $254 million in other research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various federal and private agencies, an incredible 2,702% return on our research dollars.

Foundation of Hope Giving Community Levels

Seeder Cultivator Groundbreaker Innovator Accelerator
$250+ $500+ $1,000+ $5,000+ $10,000+

Whether it’s one gift at a time, or a monthly recurring gift – every dollar matters, and every donor matters. All gifts, regardless of size, help us make positive changes for those with mental illnesses needing help in our community, our nation, and around the world.

Giving Community donors receive recognition (if desired) at their giving level on the Foundation of Hope website and, depending on level, in an annual mailing.

To get started changing lives today, make an online gift or contact the Foundation of Hope.

Phone: 919-781-9255
Email: Jennifer Gibson, Associate Executive Director,
Email: Blair Smallman, Development Coordinator,

Recognition is based on the total amount given in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Donations made to the Foundation of Hope via the annual fund campaign, research campaigns, patron gifts, newsletter, tribute/memorial gifts, and other unsolicited gifts, qualify for inclusion towards annual giving levels. All event funding, including Evening of Hope and Walk for Hope giving, as well as in-kind donations and workplace matching gifts are excluded from the Giving Community.

Monthly HopeGivers

It’s a no brainer!

You can also provide sustained support to the Foundation of Hope through convenient, automatic monthly giving. Become a member of the Foundation of Hope Giving Community with just $21 a month! And yes, you can adjust your monthly gift at any time.

With recurring gifts at any level, you ensure continued funding for critical mental illness research and important community mental health initiatives.

It all adds up. And your gifts are making hope happen.

Sign up above or call us at 919-781-9255 for help setting up your monthly giving.

Seeder $250+ Cultivator $500+ Groundbreaker $1,000+ Innovator $5,000+ Accelerator $10,000+
$20.84 $41.67 $83.34 $416.67 $833.34+

2023 Giving Community Members

We’re incredibly humbled by the generosity of our supporters, who believe in our mission, advocate for those struggling with mental illnesses, and help us continue to fund cutting-edge research year after year. We couldn’t do this without you.

Accelerators  ($10,000+)

4 Others Foundation
Gregory Poole Equipment
Joanne Dearth
Lyn Maness

McMichael Family Foundation
Seby Jones Foundation
Shaun & Selme Finnie
Stephen & Janet Chiavetta

Sylvia Hall Living Trust
Temple & Carolyn Sloan, Jr.
Tom & Jody Darden

Innovators  ($5,000+)

Deirdre Baker
Jack & Jane Naftel
Larry & Pam Winters

Liz Skvarla
Richard Ohmann

Tom & Jeanne Andrus, Jr
Tunde Sotunde

Groundbreakers  ($1,000+)

Abrey Franklin Douglas
Barbara Thornhill
Burton & Michele Horwitz
Carl & Wendy Barfuss
Charlotte Hudson
Darleen Johns
David & Carly Rubinow
Doug Cohen
Earl & Carolyn Johnson, III
Eileen Goodis
Elisa Phillips
Finn Facial Plastics

Fred & Betty Park
Hal & Gail Perry
Hayes Barton United Methodist
Helen & Greg Williams
Jenkins Family Fund
Joe & Ashley Segrave
Joe Neal & Wyndy Hoover
Joel Panara & Sue Ellen Cox
Linda Leith
Linnea Smith
Mark & Robin Prak
Mary Jane Bryant

Mary Lou Jones
Michael & Jill Highsmith
Mike & Donna Goodfred
Murray & Kathryn Williams
Ned & Nancy Nutt
Paul McRae & Emily Feathers
Richard & Margaret Crandall
Riley Ray
Sarah Fox & Craig Wheaton
Ted & Glenda Fowler
Turner & Sarah Bunn

Cultivators  ($500+)

Anonymous (2)
Ben McLawhorn
Bobby & Cindy Lewis
Candice Lewis
Chris & Shelley Vasseur
Cort & Lindsey Bennett
Duke Energy Foundation
Dylan Baker
Esther Delbridge
Frances Bullock
James & Elizabeth Cregger
James Saxman
John & Kelly Gilmore

Katherine Connell
Kenneth & Ruth Reece
Kieran & Tina Shanahan
Lindsey Harris
Lois Magee
Mark & Amy Parris
Mason & Cathy Williams
Matthew Kilian
Michael Lingner
Pansy Morton
Perry Safran
Ran & Joan Johnston
Rhonda Lawson

Rick & Annette Guirlinger
Rick & Kathy Brown
Robert Golden
Sanford & Cynthia Thompson
Scott & JoAnn Cabaniss
Scott Russell
Sherwood & Eve Smith, Jr.
Steve & Blair Smallman
Taylor & Terri Cash, Jr
Terry Griffin
Wendell Murphy
Worth & Ann Harris

Seeders  ($250+)

Anne Ainslie
Billy & Martha Williams
Brad & Rebecca Sears
Charles & Sarah Reeves, III
David Hagan
Ed Smith
Edwina Bruce
Elaine Wood
Geoff & Sandra Griffin
George & Parker York
GGB Candies, LLC
Gregory & Teresa Scheu

James Serafino
Jeff Merritt
Joel & Valerie Yarborough
Kathleen Kennedy
Kelsey Maki
Kevin McNamara
Lisa Duncan
Louise Fisher
Marcie Brame
Nelson & Maryann Kick
Norman & Mary Thorp
Reuben Edwards

Robert Brandt
Ryann Rathbone
Sig & Nancy Hutchinson
Stephen & Beverly Tremel
T. Jerry Williams
Theo Highsmith
Thomas & Susan Hadley
Tilghman Pope
Tricia Dean
Tyrus Minges
Weston & Margaret Andress

Giving Community Member list updated quarterly – current as of 12/1/23.

2022 Giving Community Members

Sincere thanks to the generous members of the 2022 FOH Giving Community.






2021 Giving Community Members

Special thanks to the inaugural members of the FOH Giving Community who gave so generously in 2021.






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