HHDfS ANNUAL APPEAL

 

You still have time to make a difference!

Our Annual Appeal goal of $35,000 is within reach! To date, donors have contributed $31,400!  A very big thank you to all who have already donated. Donations received by February 28 fund our 2017 scholarships that will be presented in May.

 

 

 

In Their Own Words - Thank You

Chance. Hope. Success. That's what this scholarship means to me, It took a Chance on my skills and education, My Hope of entering college became a reality with the donation and dedication of the donors and finally, all that's left is to become the first-generation college student in my family. And to me, that is Success.

Steve Pouriet, Sophomore, Providence College
 

I live by a Ghandi quote, "You must be the change you wish to be."  Without Hope High School Dollars for Scholars, I wouldn't be able to truly fulfill this goal. I so appreciate this opportunity and I am not taking it for granted. College has given me the opportunity to find strengths I didn't know I had and it's the most AMAZING experience of my life.  I cannot begin to explain how much I appreciate my college education.

Blanca Colato, Freshman, Community College of RI

 

Good News! If you haven't yet donated, there is still time to do so.

Your donation will make it possible for students like Steve and Blanca to be the first in their families to attend college to find their life's passion, and perhaps more importantly, to have a bright, meaningful future.

So, help us meet our goal and Click Here to donate or mail your check, payable to Hope High Dollars for Scholars, to:

Barbara Shapiro, Treasurer

c/o HMS Financial Group, Suite 210

333 Elm Street

Dedham, MA 02026

 

As an all-volunteer board, we are always interested in seeking new volunteers to work with us. There are many ways to participate. Please contact Christina Ricci, email: cpricci1@gmail.com or phone: 617-833-1611.

 

 

 

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2016 Award Recipients

 

SAVE THE DATE

for our

2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner

Tuesday May 9, 2017

 

4:30 PM Meet and Greet

6:00 PM Dinner

Shriners Imperial Room

One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

 

If you and/or your business are interested in becoming a dinner sponsor,

Please contact Christina Ricci, HHDfS Fundraising Chair, 617-833-1611

 

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Announcing Our 2016-2017 Annual Appeal

It's that time again!  

We hope you will join the generous Hope alumni and friends who are providing the most valuable gift by donating the gift of possibilities - the possibility to be the first in their families to attend college; the possibility to find their life's passion; and, perhaps most important, the possibility of hope for a bright, meaningful future. 

We are excited to report that five of our 2012 scholarship recipients have graduated! They are working in fields related to their majors, and some have plans for graduate school. The sixth found her passion for animal science, changed her major, and will graduate May 2017. Their stories are below.

Since 2012, 42 Seniors have received over $100,000 in scholarships thanks to our generous donors.

While we are proud of this accomplishment, our work requires ongoing commitment. Our chapter goal is to increase the number and dollars for four year (renewable) scholarships which significantly improve graduation rates.

If you have donated before, we again thank you for joining us in our mission. We hope you will match or increase your past donation to acknowledge the accomplishments of our talented students!

 

If you have not donated before, please consider donating this year. All donations are greatly appreciated. 

 

Please click here  to donate or mail your check, payable to Hope High Dollars for Scholars to:

Barbara Shapiro, Treasurer

c/o HMS Financial Group, Suite 210

333 Elm Street

Dedham, MA 02026

 

As an all-volunteer board, we are always interested in seeking new volunteers to work with us. There are many ways to participate. Please contact Christina Ricci Email: cpricci1@gmail.com or by phone 617-833-1611.

 

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JOIN US AT OUR THIRD ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

CONGRATULATE OUR 2016

HOPE HIGH DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS RECIPIENTS

 

Register to Attend (click here) *

I can't attend , but I would like to make a donation! (click here)

 

2015 Hope High Dollars for Scholars Recipients

 

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

5:00 pm Meet and Greet

6:00 pm Dinner

 

Featured Speaker: Author Bill Reynolds

Hope:  A School, a Team, a Dream

 

Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room

One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

 

RSVP by May 7, 2016; tickets are limited

 

 

* To register by phone or check, contact: Nancy Hawksley, Hope '66

401 742-4436 or nancy.hawksley@gmail.com

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS SPONSORS

 

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                                       Bronze                                            

 

 

 

 

 

NLA Financial Advisors

 

 

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Early 2016 notification of upcoming Awards Event

 

2015 Scholarship Recipients

 

SAVE THE DATE

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

5:00-5:45 Meet and Greet

6:00 Dinner

 

The Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room

One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

 

JOIN US AT OUR THIRD ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

AND

CONGRATULATE OUR 2016

HOPE HIGH DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS RECIPIENTS

 

More Information to follow:

If you and/or your business are interested in becoming a

dinner sponsor, please contact Christina Ricci, HHDfS

Fundraising Chair

617-833-1611

cpricci1@gmail.com

 

2012 Scholarship Ricipients                 2013 Scholarship Recipients                 2014 Scholarship Recipients

 

 

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A Most Special Evening with Pawtucket's  "Boys of Summer"

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 was a perfect start-of-summer evening, temp in the 70s, and crystal clear skies with an occasional breeze ; an evening tailor-made for a baseball game.  Thanks to the gracious invitation by Marc Paulhus, President, Citizens Bank of RI and Brooke Havens, VP/Sr. Public Affairs Market Manager, RI, eighteen Blue Wavers, including 2016 Hope High Dollars for Scholars (HHDfS) scholarship recipients, Hope Class of 2017 students were treated to an extra special night of Paw Sox baseball.

 

"We felt like celebrities! We got to walk on the field, were introduced to Pitcher Pat Light, hung with the mascot, had photos taken, and enjoyed the game and dinner with Mr. Paulhus in the Citizens' box, " shared Raymond Perez, Hope 2016 scholarship recipient. "Just so fun."

"I had so much fun and got to meet some great people. Thank you, Mr. Paulhus. You made me feel so special," echoed Hafzat Akanni, another 2016 Scholarship recipient.

"This evening was so memorable for all of us. We so appreciate the support and goodwill Hope Dollars for Scholars has received from Marc Paulhus and Citizens Bank.

 

Their generosity has made a difference in lives of deserving Hope students, " said Christina Ricci, HHDfS VP of Fundraising.

 

The Paw Sox, behind for seven innings, came back in the eighth for a 4-4 tie with Syracuse, but two runs in the ninth gave the game to Syracuse. No matter the final outcome, our score for the Paw Sox and Marc Paulhus - perfection! Thanks for the best summer evening!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope High Dollars for Scholars®

2015 -16

GoFundMe/Laptop Campaign

 

Hope High Dollars for Scholars® raises money so that deserving Hope seniors can attend college.  We want to help them, not only with tuition costs, but also with an essential tool for success - laptop computers!

 

Last year we were able to provide three college bound seniors with new laptops. "Yes the lap tops were a huge hit! I spoke with one of the recipients after receiving his. He was nearly in tears. He gave thanks over and over!!" said Tom Aquino'65/Networking Chair who awarded the laptops at Hope Honors Night last May.

 

We'd like to give several more this year with your help!

 

For more information and to donate click here:  https://www.gofundme.com/hhdfs15.