Celebration of HOPE Dinner

Friday, November 2, 2018
OnCenter Grand Ballroom
Celebrating HOPE 40th Anniversary

This year’s theme was “HOPE is a jewel!”

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  40 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.

Celebration of HOPE 2018 Event Committee

Community Chairs

Jeffrey & Dorothy Booher

Event Chair

Margie Nye

General Committee

Margi Doran    Sheila Capriotti   Julie Galvin    Sue Hollington
Carol Korcz   Judy Kavney    Robin Katko    Kathy Kowalczyk
JoBeth Lehrer    Sue Lerro    Courtney Merriman    Kathy Mulhauser
Mary Beth Mumford    Debbie Soule    Amy Stanton    Mary Pat Suits

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 2017 Celebration of HOPE Dinner.
2017 Dinner Photos