The Evening of Hope

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Pavilion at the Angus Barn

With special guest and keynote speaker Jane Pauley,
renowned journalist, author, and mental health advocate.

An annual charity dinner and auction benefiting The Foundation of Hope for Research & Treatment of Mental Illness, the Evening of Hope takes place at the resplendent Pavilion at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event features an elegant 5-course dinner—served with exceptional wine pairings—prepared by Iron Chef Walter Royal, as well as a live auction, a silent auction, and a keynote speaker.

The 2017 Evening of Hope was another stunning success. Over 430 participants gathered to celebrate progress for the research and treatment of mental illness.

Together, you helped us raise over $410,000 for clinical research projects that will help reshape the landscape for the mentally ill. Thank you. So, so much.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our special guest and keynote speaker, the accomplished and inspiring Jane Pauley, whose courage and good nature were a beacon to all.

We also want to thank our Heroes for Hope: three extraordinary community organizations doing their part to improve life for their neighbors with a mental illness. Thanks to our donors, we raised over $35,000 for these remarkable men and women (and a few very good dogs!). Click here to hear their stories. An additional thanks is owed to the Martha B. Capps Foundation for their contribution on behalf of the UNC Wake Pediatric Behavior Clinic, our signature grantee.

Finally: the evening wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our in-kind supporters, auction item donors, and volunteers, nor without the hard work of the Angus Barn staff.

You are the stars that light our way, and the way for so many in need. Thank you for all you do. Until next year!

Visit our Flickr page to view all the photos from this year’s event.


Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, CPI Security.

We’re also grateful to:

Taylor’s Wine Shop, Invitation Sponsor

Avalaire, Paddle Sponsor


Diamonds Direct
, our Raffle Sponsor.
Enter our raffle for a chance to win the Diamonds Direct Experience, a whirlwind day of shopping and luxury!


Party Reflections, Tent Sponsor


An additional thanks to our in-kind supporters:

The Angus Barn

Belk Crabtree

Crabtree Marriott

Delta Air Lines

Lekorey Ellis

Long Beverage

Renee Sprink Photography

Rucci Productions

Watered Garden Florist

White Horse Transportation