The HOPE Gala is our annual fundraising event that celebrates our mission to “SERVE DIFFERENT” by transforming the lives of children and families in need by helping them grow, learn, and cultivate a better future and an eternal HOPE.


About The GALA

This event is HOPE’s premier fundraising opportunity that highlights the amazing work of our corporate and program partners, generous donors, and dedicated staff and volunteers. Each year’s event will celebrate the incredible accomplishments and achievements our work has experienced over the past year while also looking to a bright future that includes strategic growth and expansions of exciting service projects that will be announced at the gala.

Guests will enjoy an evening of gourmet food, adult beverages, live entertainment, keynote speeches from prominent and inspirational guests, and much more.

With so much to celebrate and more to look forward to, we’re certain this event will be a special night for all.

2016 Gala

Run for HOPE


Dr. Martin Makary, Chief, Islet Transplant Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Marcee White, Medical Director, Children’s National Health System

2016 Spirit of Hope Honoree

Dr. Levi Rizk, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishment of running over 3,000 miles in
100 days to raise awareness for our new pediatric
mobile health clinic

2016 Hope Gala Pictures

2016 Gala Video

Congressman video from 2016 Gala



2017 Gala

Light the Night


Dr. Kurt Newman, CEO, Children’s National medical Center

Mr. Vincent Gray, former mayor, District of Columbia

2017 Spirit of Hope Honoree

Ms. Sherine Tadros, head of Amnesty International at the United Nations

2017 Gala Pictures

2017 Gala Video