Celebration of HOPE Dinner 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 – Check-in starts @ 6 pm.
OnCenter Grand Ballroom
Celebrating HOPE 41st Anniversary

Reserve a Table This year’s theme is “Seasons Of Hope”

About The Dinner

It promises to be an evening filled with laughter, fun, enchantment, and friendship.  The proceeds from the dinner go a long way to help HOPE provide our core services (one-on-one counseling, 12 monthly support groups, and our monthly newsletter) at no cost to the bereaved.  It also helps HOPE to meet our daily operating expenses.

The Evening Includes:

  • A beautiful reception
  • A Silent Auction filled with some many wonderful baskets, many donated in memory of a loved one, memorabilia items and trips.
  • A Live Auction
  • Photo booth
  • Raffles

What We’re Celebrating:

  • It is an opportunity to celebrate the life of our loved ones who have died.
  • It is a celebration of  41 years that HOPE has been helping grieving children & adults in our community and beyond.
  • It is a celebration that grief has softened for thousands of bereaved and they can appreciate life and the people in their life.

Support The Celebration

Celebration Auction

Pre-Auction Bidding

If you’d like to bid on the items for the Celebration Auction, you can do so online here.


Sponsorship Opportunities Apply Now

If you’d like to apply for a sponsorship slot via email, FAX, or by submitting the form in person, you can find and download application here.

Table Hosting

Table Host Opportunities Reserve a Table

If you’d like to submit a table reservation via email, FAX, or by submitting the form in person, you can find and download application here.

Advertising Opportunities

Show your appreciation for HOPE by placing an ad in our program booklet.  It is given to all attendees as well as to business leaders who visit HOPE during the year.  Over 400 community leaders and supporters of HOPE are expected to attend.

Download Advertisement Form Advertising Spec Information


We are now accepting donation items for our Silent Auction.

  • Gift Baskets need a value of at least $40.00 – please list all items in the basket and total value.
  • Baskets can be donated in memory of a deceased loved one or friend.
  • Gift Certificates – post date so they are good for one full year.
  • Available at HOPE Donation Request Letters and receipt forms.  Receipt forms must be completed in full and dropped off at HOPE.

Celebration of HOPE 2019 Event Committee

Community Chairs

John & Joanne Wade

Event Chair

Margie Nye

General Committee

Margi Doran    Dot Booher   Julie Galvin    Sue Hollington
Kathy Kowalczyk JoBeth Lehrer    Sue Lerro    Courtney Merriman
Kathy Mulhauser Mary Beth Mumford    Mary Pat Suits Julie Steinbrecher

Silent Auction

Kathy Kowalczyk    JoBeth Lehrer    Barbara Tubbert

Invitations / Program Booklet

Patty Schuster


Pat Kriesel    Denise Schoeneck

Technical Support

Syracuse Technologies

Individual/Corporate Sponsorship Committee

E.J. Moses, Chairman

Wes Daggett    Joyce Ryan    Don Mawhinney
Alison Miller    Mike Porzucek     Bill Sanford
Therese Schoeneck    Walt Stein     Bob Hunt     

Friends of Celebration

Christine Beattie    Rockette Brunetti    Peg Card    Sue Congel
Pat Fatti    Maria Gianinno    Anna Lamb    Mary Mathews
Paula Miller    Mary Nowyj    Lisa Phelan    Linda Roche
Joyce Ryan    Kristin Ryan    Ann Marie Rossi
Christen McIntyre-Schoeneck    Kristin Schoeneck
Gay Silkey    Walt Stein    Lynn Walsh

Last Year’s Dinner

Take a look at our photo album 2018 Celebration of HOPE Dinner.
2018 Dinner Photos