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 164 scientific research grants totaling more than $6.9 million. These funds have leveraged an additional $191 million in other research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various federal and private agencies, an incredible 2,668% 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+

2021 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+)

Anonymous (2)

The IMC Give Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation

Shaun & Selme Finnie

Innovators  ($5,000+)

Leadership Team Development

Jason & Amanda Steele

Monty & Nancy White

Groundbreakers  ($1,000+)

Anonymous (2)
Cort & Lindsey Bennett
Susan Boaz
Kathy Brown
Mike Capps
C & L Logistics
Curtis Media Group

Tom & Jody Darden
The Dartmouth North Hills Apartments
Esther Delbridge
Ted & Glenda Fowler
Leann Hubbs
Robert & Carol Newcomb

Charlotte Oehmann
Donald Riley
Kevin Russell
Mounir & Lisa Saleh
Sam & Laurie Sugg
Tom Urquhart & Katherine White
Bo & Linda Winn
Marion Winston

Cultivators  ($500+)

Christopher & Lisa Bazell
Ben Brooks
Doug & Mary Jane Bryant
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation
Ken & Vicki Clark
Charles & Tamra Finn
Floyd Family Foundation
Bridget Harrell
Worth & Ann Harris

Jill Heath
Ty & Debbie Highsmith
Bill & Judy Irwin
Lori Janezic
Jason & Keely Krantz
Maria Lynch
Millard & Linda Makepeace
Timothy & Kerry Mann
Janet Mitch
Darin Mock

Wiley & Carolina Nickel
Mark & Amy Parris
Ken & Ruth Reece
Rotary Club of Raleigh Foundation
Richard & Jackie Saleeby
James Saxman
Blair & Shelley Schrum
Tournament Promotions of the Carolinas
Aaron & Julia Vick
Julian & Beth Williamson

Seeders  ($250+)

Rick Brown
Kevin & Tracey Colores
Kathy Davies
Mike & Donna Goodfred
David & Kelly Greenlee
Jeff & Lisa Hodge
John Hunter

Sig & Nancy Hutchinson
Smith & Kelly Joslin
Nelson & Maryann Kick
Kim Lee
Wallace Pollard
Elaine Sandman
Mitch Strickland

Jimmy & Toni Talton, III
Sanford & Cynthia Thompson
Stephen & Beverly Tremel
Robert & Jean Whitsey
David Williams
Roger & Margaret Willis
Natalie Wolfe
Isabel Wood

Giving Community Member list updated quarterly and emails sent to those who changed levels from the previous quarter – current as of 7/30/21.

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We invite you to get involved – because we’re all in this together. It may not be you, but it’s someone you know – someone you love. Whether you walk, volunteer, donate, or sponsor, you are making a difference.

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