Celebrating 15 Years of Humanitarian Service!
The Hope Alliance recently held two fundraising and awareness events in conjunction with celebrating the 15th Anniversary of our organization. Last Wednesday, April 9th, the breakfast was held in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower. Former NBA All-star, Mark Eaton, delivered a wonderful keynote speech enjoyed by all. Then followed speaker Father Michael Sanchez of the Santa Maria Orphanage in Queretaro, Mexico where we hope to begin various construction projects later this year. The event was a full house with almost 200 attendees! Special thanks to Mark Eaton, Fr. Michael Sanchez, Event Chair Lisa Blakemore (Board of Trustees Treas.), John Hanrahan M.D. (Founder and Board Chairman), University of Utah, An Exquisite Affair Catering, additional volunteers and supporters!
Following the Salt Lake Breakfast, the Park City Breakfast took place at the Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort on Thursday, April 10th. The keynote speaker featured Fr. Michael Sanchez, the Director of the Santa Maria Orphanage in Mexico. Past Hope Alliance Expedition volunteers shared their experiences and perspectives, which included Glenn Artist (Board Chair-Elect), Tanya Taylor, Derick Loyola (Board of Trustees), and Jessie Meehan Bost. Many thanks to Event Co-Chairs Tomoko Schlag and Jessie Bost, Jenni Smith of Park City Mountain Resort for hosting our event, Wasatch Audio Visual, and The Hope Alliance Board of Trustees for collaborating on such wonderful events! Proceeds from our breakfasts will help us continue to provide critical and sustainable assistance to those in great need throughout developing countries. We are truly grateful for all of the incredible support from the Salt Lake and Park City communities!