Ignite the Spark



It is an honor to thank you for attending our 45th annual Spark of Hope Tribute Gala. With your support, we generated four times the revenue from Gala 2016. This has resulted in our being able to double the number of young people and the families we are impacting. This past year over 350 youth, young adults and families inspired over 700 of their peers to take charge of their lives.

Some of our young people were given the Detroit Public School’s Excellence Awards for ranking among the top 3% of all public high school students of Detroit. Our Project Director, Ms. Annette Howard, received the Outstanding Educator Award as a result of the students’ vote of recognition.

We are grateful for each individual’s participation who helped us to exceed our goal and generated $336,000.00. This means we will serve 336 young people and their families in the coming year because of you.

We hope you and your guests enjoyed the evening. Feel free to come to see our young people in action. We develop the talents of the young people, identify their spark which motivates them and builds on their assets. It is amazing to offer this way of developing youth and young adults who otherwise would never have this opportunity!

Thank you for your investment!

Rev. John Phelps, C.Ss.R. Patrick Rugiero

President and CEO Chairman, 2018 Spark of Hope Gala


Photos Taken By Cherry Kerr-Volz


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