Hopeful Futures Gala 2018

Mar 1, 2018 | Press Releases

Jodi Ogilvy
Director of Communications – Hope
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Hopeful Futures Gala

SPRINGFIELD– Hope, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Springfield, IL is hosting their 13th Annual Hopeful Futures Gala on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 to raise funds in support of their mission – to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach optimum growth, independence, and joy.

Celebrate inspiring stories of Hope at the Wyndham City Centre during this jazz filled evening. Enjoy dinner, live auction, golden ticket drawing, a Hope youth performance, special guest speakers, and dueling pianos.

Special guest speakers, Damona & Michael Strautmanis, will recount their journey of Hope navigating their son’s autism diagnosis. Strautmanis is a Chicago native, completed law school at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and currently serves as the Vice President of Civic Engagement for the Obama Foundation.

Hope has a rich and highly reputable history in the Springfield community and has also established programs throughout the State of Illinois and the St. Louis area. For over 60 years, Hope has provided educational, residential, clinical, and health care services to children with developmental disabilities. Today, the family of Hope programs include;

  • Hope Springfield Learning Academy
  • Hope Chicago Learning Academy
  • Hope Residential Academy
  • Hope Vocational Academy
  • The Autism Clinics (Springfield, Edwardsville, Kirkwood, MO)
  • Illinois Crisis Prevention Network (ICPN)
  • The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)

For tickets or additional information, visit www.https://hope.us/hopefulfutures or call (217) 525-9536. Reception begins at 6:00 P.M., followed by dinner, short program, and Dueling Pianos entertainment. Jazz themed cocktail attire is encouraged (Black tie optional). All proceeds from the event will support the children and programs of Hope.

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At Hope, we support children and families to achieve optimum growth, independence and joy.



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Springfield, IL 62712