Partner with Hope

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Empower Change Together Through Community Engagement

When you partner with hope, you partner with change! The Hope School Foundation’s mission thrives on the support and engagement of businesses like yours. Through diverse partnership opportunities, your organization can play a pivotal role in making a difference, aligning your corporate values with impactful community service

Employee Volunteer Programs

Encourage your employees to volunteer with us, providing them with opportunities to support our cause in ways that resonate with their interests and expertise. Volunteering can be an enriching experience, offering personal growth, satisfaction, and a deeper connection to the community. 

There are lots of ways to partner with Hope when you volunteer. From doing yard work around the school to wrapping holiday gifts to working behind the scenes at Style of Hope, volunteering individually or as part of an organized Volunteer Day is a rewarding way to build team spirit and make a tangible impact in the community.  Contact us to see what kind of volunteer opportunities would be the best fit for your employees and 0rganization

Businesses can partner with Hope by organizing Volunteer Days
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Cause-Related Marketing (CRM)

The Hope School Foundation is always eager to work with a strategic partner to achieve mutual goals. Cause-Related Marketing (CRM) is a strategic collaboration that aligns your brand with our mission, creating a positive impact while enhancing your company’s image. By joining forces, we can generate awareness, drive sales, and foster a deeper connection with your customers—all while supporting a cause that matters.

If you’re interested in leveraging Cause-Related Marketing to boost your brand while contributing to a worthy cause, contact us. Together, we can create a campaign that not only drives your business forward but also makes a significant difference in our community.

Board Participation

Joining the Board of Directors is an opportunity to apply your professional skills and experiences in a setting that can benefit from your leadership. It’s a chance to help shape the direction and impact of a cause you are passionate about, working alongside other committed individuals.

We seek individuals who are passionate about our mission and have a commitment to excellence, leadership, and philanthropy. If you are interested in exploring board participation with The Hope School Foundation, we would be honored to discuss how your expertise and vision could align with our goals.

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Advocacy

There are numerous ways you can partner with Hope and support our mission through advocacy efforts. Here are some examples of how you can get involved:

  • Social Media Advocacy: Use your online presence to share our messages, campaigns, and successes. By posting or sharing stories about our work, you help broaden our reach and engage a larger audience.
  • Participate in Campaigns: Join our advocacy campaigns by signing petitions, writing to legislators, or participating in public awareness events. These actions help to bring about policy changes or increase public support for our cause.
  • Host Awareness Events: Organize or host events in your community or workplace to educate others about the issues we’re addressing. These can range from informational sessions to fundraising events that both raise awareness and support our efforts.
  • Legislative Advocacy: Engage with your local and national representatives by writing letters, making calls, or arranging meetings to discuss the importance of supporting policies and legislation that align with our mission.
  • Training and Workshops: Participate in or sponsor training sessions and workshops that equip others with the knowledge and tools to advocate effectively for our cause.

For more information on how to get involved with advocacy or to learn about our current initiatives, please contact us. Together, we can create a wave of change and achieve lasting impact.

Why Partner with The Hope School Foundation?
  • Corporate Responsibility: Show your commitment to social responsibility and make a positive statement about your company’s values.
  • Employee Engagement: Boost morale and employee satisfaction through meaningful engagement and volunteer opportunities.
  • Visibility and Branding: Enhance your brand’s reputation by associating with impactful community work and advocacy efforts.
  • Strategic Impact: Contribute to strategic initiatives that have a long-lasting impact on the community, aligning with your corporate goals.
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Let’s Make a Difference Together

We are excited about the potential of partnering with your business to extend our reach and deepen our impact. If you’re interested in exploring these opportunities or discussing other ways we can collaborate, please contact us.  Together, we can acheive more!

For more information, please contact:

Jodi Ogilvy
Chief Communications & Development Officer
217-585-5437 ext. 30407
email

Lisa Sander
Development Manager
217-585-5437 ext. 30100
email

Ways to Give

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as financial, legal, or tax advice. You should consult with your financial advisor, tax consultant, or legal counsel to understand the implications specific to your financial situation before making any charitable contributions. Hope School Foundation is not responsible for any actions based on this information and does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice.