Hopeful Futures Gala - April 13 2024

Mark your calendars for Hopeful Futures Gala – April 13, 2024 at a
NEW location-

The Crowne Plaza
3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Il

If you are interested in being a sponsor for our 2024 Hopeful Futures Gala, please email Lisa Sanders at lsander@hope.us.

Your Emcee for the evening is Julie Staley

Cocktail reception

Enjoy our Signature Cocktail: Prosecco Blueberry Limoncello Punch (complimentary )

Thank you to Southern Wine & Spirits for donating Prosecco and Limoncello

With entertainment from  Dave Littrell

Three-course dinner with an inspirational keynote speaker

All dinner entrees are served with traditional house salad, chef’s selection of seasonal vegetable and starch, rolls and butter, and freshly brewed iced tea.
Sweet Fire Chicken | Teriyaki Marinated, Pineapple Pico De Gallo

Dessert – Strawberry Shortcake

A lively auction

Wall of Whiskey
—last year’s bottles flew off the shelf in under an hour

NEW FEATURE Mystery Box – limited quantity, big surprises!

For $100, each box offers value equal or greater, with a lucky few containing much more. Only 50 are available, promising a dash of mystery and fun to your night. Will you uncover one of the coveted grand prizes?

Fund the Need

Play is a magic key for all kids, helping them make friends, learn, and have fun. For kids with autism and other developmental disabilities, playtime is even more special. It helps them communicate better, understand others, and feel all the wonderful things around them. Imagine Hope schools and clinics with playgrounds filled with colorful slides, swings, and other fun equipment. These places are not just for fun, they help our kids with feel happy, develop social skills, and learn new things in a safe way. They encourage critical thinking, creative skills, and physical exercise.

 Your help can make these playgrounds a reality. With your support, you help us buy the fun and safe equipment these kids need. This means more than just new toys; it’s about giving these amazing kids a chance to shine, learn, and play just like everyone else. Let’s build playgrounds that welcome every child, showing them they’re important and loved. Your donation can change their world, giving them the joy and friendship every child should feel. Let’s help these kids fly high, one swing and slide at a time.


Platinum Sponsor

Memorial Health

Gold Sponsor

HSHS St. John’s Hospital
Illinois National Bank
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.



Bronze Sponsor

Gordon and Natalie Allan; Orthopedic Center of IL
Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Illinois
Broadway Graham Wealth Partners; Zach Bromley Carl and Abby Buoy
Chad and Megah DeFrain
Kate Dunne and Jordan Williams
Health Direct Pharmacy
Kerber, Eck, & Braeckel
Clint and Jill Paul
Renken Dentistry
Solomon Colors, Inc.
Streb Fire Protection Services

Silver Sponsor

Sikich, LLP

Table Sponsor

Patrick and Amy Barry
Misty Buscher, Mayor
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Isringhausen Imports

Truck Centers, Inc.

Beverage Sponsor

Cooper’s Hawk Winery
Southern Wine & Spirits