Nominees for 2020 HOPE Awards sought

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN — The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is looking for Honorable, Outstanding, Philanthropic, Excellent individuals.

If you know such a person, nominate him or her for the 2020 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement. Nominees are sought who go above and beyond to help or assist others in the Valley without expecting recognition.

The H.O.P.E nominees will be recognized, and the recipient will be announced by the selection committee, at the 10th annual A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope on April 24, 2020. The event, which will be held at The Lake Club in Poland, will feature an awards presentation highlighting the efforts of this year’s recipient to improve the quality of life of chronically / terminally ill children and their families in the community.

Past recipients include the late Henry Nemenz (local businessman and grocery store owner), Jack Gocala Sr. (retired Youngstown State University police chief), George Gabriel (Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities), Raymond Morrow (youth advocate), Kathy Cook (St. Joseph Warren Hospital-Mercy Health) and Mike Currington (Warren police officer).

Nomination forms and details can be found at www.hopemv.org/wine/.

Email entries to info@hopemv.org or postmarked by Jan. 17. Huntington Bank and 27-WKBN also are part of the selection process.

Wine For Hope ticket information and sponsorship opportunities also available online at www.hopemv.org/wine.



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