Fostering HOPS  

Fostering Hope's 5th Annual Fundraiser


6:00 pm

Comfort of Your Home

A party with purpose: This year, Fostering Hope is hosting our 5th annual fundraising event, Fostering HOPS. Typically, Fostering HOPS is a block party to celebrate and bring like-minded sponsors and advocates together for an evening of relaxed fun. This year, HOPS is going virtual!  

The event will start on our Virtual Platform via “HopIn”, the first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world at 6pm.

Questions with the event platform the day of the event? Email Covesa at


  • DJ Lo-Key
  • Chef Schwartz will be cooking up a meal from Miami using a "mystery box" of fresh produce from local Ohio farms.
  • Mixology, Inc. will be helping you mix up two delicious cocktails to enjoy.
  • Sibling Revelry Brewery is giving a guided tour of their brewery and taproom. Learn about the newest flavors they are brewing up.
  • Looking for some family fun? Our magician from Zap Entertainment will be engaging us in magic and wonder.

$50 - General Admission ticket

$100 - VIP ticket – includes dinner of your choice from

Picnic Hill Market:
  1. Herb Lemon Chicken - Includes: seared herb and lemony chicken served with grilled garlic green beans and oven roasted potatoes.
  2. Vegetable Lasagna - Includes: Layers of fresh seasonal locally sourced vegetables ricotta , mozzarella and homemade marinara with garlic focaccia.
  3. Cavatappi & Meatballs - Includes: Perfectly Al dente coils of cavatappi pasta, paired with Picnic Hill house made meatballs tossed in a roasted garlic marinara topped with mozzarella cheese with herb garlic focaccia.
Mulligans Strongsville:
  1. Cacio e Pepe (vegetarian) - Includes: Fresh linguine pasta, roasted garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon, basil pesto, poached egg. cracked black pepper
  2. Ohio Chowder - Includes: Lake Erie perch, Cleveland pierogies, bacon, mire poix, vin blanc, brûlée’d lemon
  3. Pretzel Crusted Chicken - Includes: Crispy pretzel chicken, whole grain mustard spatzle, oven roasted tomato relish

Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000 (see link below)

Buy event tickets by clicking on "Buy Tickets" OR double your impact by donating your ticket cost to Fostering Hope through the Embrace Challenge:

Raffle Now Open -Explore the incredible prizes (hint: Large Big Green Egg!) in the links below. *Raffle tickets must be purchased through the event platform and not Embrace Challenge.


Buy a Corporate Sponsorship

Buy an Individual Sponsorship

Raffle Side A - See Raffle Items and Purchase Tickets Here.

Raffle Side B-See Raffle Items and Purchase Tickets Here.

Download Sponsorship Information




Ashley and Mike Fisher

Nicole and Jason Shefrin



Key Bank Young Professionals




Carl and Karen Carter

The Circle Society

Frantz Ward

The Gillespie and Herman Families

Carolyn and Todd Kennedy


Mark and Ana Seidel

Shapiro Family Fund of the Milwaukee Foundation

Soap Boxr

Heather and Tim Ryan 

Robin and Dan Sullivan



Elizabeth and Chris Abate

Kristen and Martin D'Eramo

Abby and Doug England

Nicole and Deej Lincoln


One Seven

Anne and James Schoff

Candace and John Sheffler


Van Auken Akins Architects LLC

Host Committee Members:
*Board Member

Host Committee Chair

Heather Ryan

Host Committee

Elizabeth Abate*

Diane* & Eric Attell 

Myesha Crowe*

Kristen D'Eremo, Ph.D.

Caryn Donnellan

Abby England

Lauren Golick*

Gwen Herman*

Jessica Holden*

Maya Holtz Groys

Nicole* & Deej Lincoln

Earl Pike

Robert Rosenthal

Lee Shapiro

Cori Sieger

Linda Schettler*

Kimberly Sullivan*

Judy Thaxton-Borlin

Lindsay Tucholka

Ben Wenger

Jason Zakrejsek

Young Professional Board of Directors

Jasmine Allen

Salena Kauffman

Stephen Paulus

Colin Persons

Joshua Rovenger

Jordan Stevens



Jessica Spirk Everest

Nicole and Jason Shefrin



6:00 pm

Comfort of Your Home

Give Hope

Join our mission to bring hope to children who need your help.