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 172 scientific research grants totaling more than $7.4 million. These funds have leveraged an additional $211 million in other research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various federal and private agencies, an incredible 2,751% 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+

2022 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+)

AA Kids are Something Special Endowment Fund
Stephen & Janet Chiavetta
Dan & Fairley Bell Cook
Joanne Dearth

Dan & Tanya Doebler
Ted & Glenda Fowler
Robert & Linda Grew
Leadership Team Development

Easter Maynard
Joel Panara & Sue Ellen Cox
Peter & Cece Scott

Innovators  ($5,000+)

Atlas Production Group
Laura Schaefer Bell and McNair Bell
Duke Energy Foundation

Ron and Brenda Gibson
Sylvia Hall Living Trust
Mary Lou Jones

Guy and Mindy Solie
Monty and Nancy White

Groundbreakers  ($1,000+)

Chip Anderson
Scott Bacon & Carrie Buttles
Mike & Dawn Bagley
Julia Bennett
Roland & Dorothy Blaise
Bourke Services, LLC
David & Cassandra Brown
John & Mary Cantando
Mark & Dawn Carter
Todd Cini
Michael & Karen Crow
Philip Daly & Frances Daly Charitable Lead Unitrust
Robert & Susan Daly
Tom & Jody Darden
Esther Delbridge

Tai Doong
Duke Energy Corporation Charity Custodial Account
Floyd Family Foundation
Wendy Foreman
Tony & Becky Gore
Max Greenblatt
Christian & Karen Gring
Rick & Annette Guirlinger
Mark & Sylvia Hackett
David W. Hansquine
Todd & Betsy Jo Haughee
Anne Henderson
Ty & Debbie Highsmith
Ken & Martha Howard
Earl Johnson, Jr.
Wayne & Lynda Lalevee
Lyn Maness

Catherine McConnell
Bill & Mary Moss
Robert & Charlotte Oehman
Richard Ohmann
Anthony & Phoebe Patterson
Mary Ann Poole
Mark & Robin Prak
Ragland Family Fund
Donald Riley
Michael & Lisa Sandman
David & Jane Schumann
Linnea Smith
Jimmy & Toni Talton
Steve Thanhauser & Van Eure
Tournament Promotions of the Carolinas
George Watkins

Cultivators  ($500+)

Airmac, Inc.
Anonymous (2)
Christine Barbrey
Dean & Shelley Belk
Linda Blount
Doug & Mary Jane Bryant
Scott & JoAnn Cabaniss
Nicole B. Driver
Sarah Fox & Craig Wheaton
John & Kelly Gilmore
Robert Golden
Candace Harrell-Parker

Jeanne Harris
Jill Heath
Larry & Angela Hertzberg
Mary Humstone
John Hunter
Joe & Vickie Jernigan
Ken & Patty Key
Stephen & Robin Marks
Ben McLawhorn
Carol Mims
Jack & Jane Naftel
Heath & Erica Nivens

David Roberts & Cindy Poole
David & Lisa Rochette
Sabrina Presnell Rockoff
Liz Skvarla
Temple & Carolyn Sloan, Jr.
Johanna Smith
William & Lucy Stokes
David A Williams
Thomas Williams
Julian & Beth Williamson
Smedes & Rosemary York

Seeders  ($250+)

John & Elizabeth Alley, Jr.
Mary Graham Andrews
Howard Babbitt
Frank & Nancy Baird
Taylor & Terri Cash, Jr
Jeff & Sarah Cope
Tricia Dean
John DeLong
Giving Tree Realty, LLC
Johnna Gomez
Gentry & Victoria Grantham

Terry Henderson
Karen Hodges
Doug & Lauren Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Dennis Jones
Nelson & Maryann Kick
Clare Kurdys
Millard & Linda Makepeace
Kevin McNamara
Pattie Moore-Boyette
Patricia O’Leary
Pease Family Fund

Jim & Lillian Poole
Edward Porta
Jill Rapley
Michael Rouse
David & Carly Rubinow
John & Mary Nash Rusher
Elaine Sandman
Stephen Barry Sandman
Angela Schuster
Steve & Blair Smallman
Caroline Woods Taylor
David & Judy Thanhauser
Mason & Cathy Williams

Giving Community Member list updated quarterly – current as of 12/31/22.

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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