The 25th Annual Toast for Hope Gala was held on Saturday, October 12, at Oak Hill Country Club and raised over $300,000! This year was special as we honored Founder and Executive Director of Hope Hall, Sister Diana Dolce, S.S.J with the Robert W. August Inspiring Hope Award and celebrated 25 years of providing hope to students who learn differently. Mr. Doug Emblidge, 13WHAM and Fox Rochester News Anchor was our emcee for the night, and did a wonderful job of pulling 370 guests together. Our tremendously successful Gala would never have been possible without an outstanding, dedicated committee led by Chair Donna Murano, Jordynn Barnhart, Amie Bruckel, Virginia Butler, Eboné Creighton, Julie Gambino, Linda McGrain, Donna Montgomery, Marcia Smith, Samantha Standing, and Anne Veness-Bell.
A very special thank you to our 2019 gala sponsors:
Sisters of Saint Joseph – Champions of Hope
Rochester Automobile Dealer’s Association – Anniversary
Frank & Donna Murano, Bob & Jackie Sperandio – Champagne
Passero Associates – Jubilee
Trevett Cristo – Celebration