Upcoming Events

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope Funds continues to use caution for our upcoming events, including testing in advance of the events. We encourage you to monitor our website to stay abreast of the latest updates.

Awards Gala – SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Elms
Newport, RI
White Tie Attire
7:00 p.m. 
Honorary Chair: Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr.
Chairs: Ross & Leah Cann, William & Fleur Rueckert and Richard Young & Ceal Capistrano
Ms. Marie Bennett
Mr. Philip Bilden & Dr. Patricia Bilden
Dr. Ken Brede & Ms. Debra K. Brede
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Broussard
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Carbeau
Mrs. David S. Gordon
Mr. John D. Harris II & Ms. Linda L. Sawyer
William & Cristina Heiden
Dr. Laura Holberger & Mr. Robert Winnicki
Mr. Charles Holmes
Gary & Janice Jobson
Drs. Robert Johnson, Jr. & Margaret Liu
Dr. Jordan Krall & Dr. Elsa Beyer Krall
Sean & Sarah McNeill
Andrew Mullen, PhD
John E. Parks & Dominick G. Oddo
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan H. Pardee
Drs. Thomas Reynolds & Mariluz Villa
Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Stephen Seiter
Mr. & Mrs. J. Gregory Van Schaack
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Warren
Mr. John Archer Wells
Ms. Tracy Wilson
Michael S. Wyzga & Judy Ozbun Wyzga
Dance Committee
Gregg & Elizabeth Griffin and Madeline Berwind McDonough (Co-Chairs)
Elizabeth Clark Van Arsdall
Alfred Alois Auersperg
Anna Sharp Auersperg
Cayce Beam
Emma Grafton Cushing
Nicholas Diloreto
Caroline Heffernan
Ann Carter Brown Holm
Jake Kooyman
Lilias Antoinette Madden
Andrew R. Mullen, PhD
Katalina Lizette Watson
To add your name to the wait-list email: [email protected]

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Women & Science Lecture & Luncheon – SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 8, 2024

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport, RI

Luncheon Attire
11:30 a.m.
Chairs: Mrs. David S. Gordon, Gary & Janice Jobson,
and Drs. Robert Johnson, Jr. & Margaret Liu

Luncheon Committee
Drs. Brian & Dawn Abbott
Robin Allen
Cayce Beam
Marie Bennett
Dr. Patricia Bilden
Maura & Richard Boyd
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Cann
Sarah Christie
Jacalyn Egan
Elizabeth Griffin
John D. Harris II & Linda L. Sawyer
Caroline Heffernan
Lee Scura Holloway
Durga S. Larkin, MD
Elizabeth Lewis
Sean & Sarah McNeill
Sabrina Paradis
Jonathan & Bettie Pardee
Alexandra Philippides
Kelly Powers
William C. Rives
Maj. Gen. & Mrs. Stephen Seiter
Patricia Stensrud
Tracy Wilson Kooyman

Tickets starting at $300

To add your name to the wait-list email: [email protected]

Fellows Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2024

Harbour Court

Newport, RI

Cocktail Attire
6:00 p.m. 

Tickets starting at $1,500

To request an invitation email: [email protected]


Saturday, June 8, 2024

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport, RI

Business Casual Attire
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

To register, contact Andrew Mullen: [email protected]