A glorious summer evening,
80 degrees, blue skies
Perfect venue,
Edgewood Yacht Club
Delicious hors d'oeuvres,
Consumed with relish
Amazing Scholars,
Shared personal stories of "grit" and thanks
Generous Donors,
Thrilled to be part of HHDfS
& New Friends.
Delighted to learn about HHDfS


Thank You
Melinda Guglielmetti
Beautiful Party Decor
Nancy Hawksley and Jerry Chorney
Our Gracious Party Co-Chairs

Steve Pouriert, PC,  2015 Scholar, shares his story

Shiva Karki, RIC, 2015 Scholar, shares challenges

Shiva Karki & Jane Bermont enjoying the party

And a special thank you to
Elinor Thompson
for reserving the Edgewood Yacht Club
 for our gathering.

Many thanks to our guests for your kind
 words and support.
So glad you could join us!

Party Reflections........

It was a lovely evening and especially nice to hear the young men
speak. Our hearts go out to them and it makes us all feel good about
how Dollars for Scholars has made a difference in their lives
.... Ellie Thompson

Made new friends. Learned more about HHDfS. 
Wonderful evening......Don Lopes & Lisa Beade

It was just another social event until the kids spoke.  That changed
everything and made the night memorable.  Their stories of where they
came from, their struggles, the people who helped them overcome their
hardships, and their consequent successes are testimony that it does
take a village..........Ralph Fortune

An unexpected party surprise - childhood friends reunited!
....Jane Rosenbloom Bermont & Sara Linder Sheiber

The August Soiree was wonderful!  As an HHDfS newcomer, I was
embraced by warm and welcoming alumni. The newly restored Yacht Club
was a beautiful venue, the food and service were fabulous. The
highlight of the evening was listening to the Hope Scholars tell
their stories of success. It was particularly poignant to observe
that each Scholar had overcome significant life difficulties to
graduate from Hope High, excel in college and embark upon their adult
life journey. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to attend
this event.....Shirley Francis-Fraser

How nice to meet with eloquent Hope  High Scholars whose excellence
in college proves their merit keeping Hope and hope in sight for the
coming generation. ....Rick Nathan


Don't miss the party! Register Now!

Summer Soiree


Edgewood Yacht Club



Enjoy a casual summer evening with Hope alumni and friends!

Delicious Hors d'oeuvres

Cash Bar

(Must be at least 21 years old to attend.)



We are thrilled to invite you to the historic, beautiful Edgewood Yacht Club for our summer alumni party!

Reconnect with Hope classmates. Meet our wonderful Hope scholars. 

Invite friends for a mini-reunion!

"We look forward to seeing you!"  Nancy Hawksley & Jerry Chorney, Hope Alumni Party Co-Chairs




Edgewood Yacht Club

3 Shaw Avenue

Cranston, Rhode Island

TICKETS: $50.00

Don't forget to register before August 1!

Capacity is limited. You don't want to miss the party!


Register to Attend* 

*To register by check, contact

Nancy Hawksley:

Questions - Call Jerry Chorney



Event proceeds will support Hope High Dollars for Scholars.

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation, click here

We hope to see you there!




"A Most Special Evening"

May 14, 2019

"Inspiring Hope"


12 Hope High Scholars received $67,000 in scholarships plus laptops and backpacks!

2019 Scholars

(alphabetical) Miguelson Bouzy, CCRI; Dawry Canela, New England Tech;

Ashley Charles, URI; Armani Fernandez, URI; Mariana Guerrero, MA College of Pharmacy;

Militza Hernandez, Barry University;  Ianique Imboque, RIC; Marianella Galan, URI;

Rosa Rodriguez Ortiz, RIC; Eveline Silva, Brandeis;

Destiny Tavares, Landmark College; Jose Zuniga, Johnson & Wales


Past Scholar Speaker

Pascaline Uwase, URI Senior, Engineering Major,

2015 Scholarship Winner


Scholars and Guests - Enjoying This Special Evening











"Thank you to everyone who shared in this celebration dinner and

helped us honor these very special 2019 Hope High Scholars!


Thank You to Our Scholarship funders:

 Lohengrin Foundation

     Ruth & Samuel Markoff Fund

         Tommy Feldman Donors

              Marilyn & Jodi Greenberg

                   Patricia Houlihan Donors

                         Donald Salmanson Family 

                               Hope Class of 1962      

                                    Hope Class of 1965                                                            

                                         Hope Class of 1967

                                               Hope Class of 1969

                                                    Our Wonderful Alumni+Friends


Thank You to Our Generous Dinner Sponsors:


RD&C Attorneys at Law


Ameriprise Financial

Big Blue Bug




With Appreciation:

Melinda Guglielmetti - Event Decor Stylist

                      Hillary Williamson & Staff -  Shriners Imperial Room

                            Mary Murphy Event Photographer

                                         Marybeth McGovern -  Scholar Photos

                                                        Justin Cohoon - Pianist



Join Us &





TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019









Register to Attend*

Become a Business Sponsor**

Make an Event Donation


*To register by check, contact:

Nancy Weisman Hawksley, HHDfS Board Member, Hope '66


**For information about Business Sponsorships, contact:

Christina Ricci, HHDfS VP & Fundraising Chair, Hope '65