Operation Hope hosts 15th annual Evening of Hope

Operation Hope’s most significant fundraiser, the 15th annual Evening of Hope will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., at The Patterson Club in Fairfield. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, music, silent and live auctions, and more. Community Hero Awards also will be presented.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available and open to the public. By supporting the Evening of Hope, you help Operation Hope directly support our neighbors in need of shelter, food, counseling and more.

We are asking our friends in the community to contribute in one of the following ways:

  • Become a sponsor of the event

  • Purchase an ad in the ad journal

  • Donate a live or silent auction item

  • Join us in the celebration that evening

For tickets and sponsorship/ad/auctions information, contact Business Manager Paula Morthanos at pmorthanos@operationhopect.org or 203-292-5588, ext. 246.

Event co-chairs, Maryann Donovan and Jennifer O’Neill, invite the community to attend and support, explaining that “Quietly and with great need, people come to Operation Hope at some of their lowest moments in life. This event, as our most significant fundraiser, gives us the ability to feed, shelter and counsel those in our community who are struggling, so that everyone has the opportunity to experience positive and lasting change for themselves and their families. Help us help our neighbors in need.”

The following Community Hero Awards will be presented to community members who have helped Operation Hope advance its mission through their dedication and support:

  • The Spollett/Waldman Award — Named after Rev. David Spollett (First Church Congregational) and Rabbi Label Waldman (Congregation Beth El) for their extraordinary vision and courage that led to the birth of Operation Hope.

  • The Stewart B. and Lucie C. McKinney Award — Named after former Connecticut Congressman and his wife who pushed forward federal legislation that created public policy, critical funding and a voice for those who struggle with homelessness.

  • The Jacky Durrell Award — Named after the Town of Fairfield's former First Selectman and State Legislator, who helped launch Operation Hope’s shelter and pantry and championed its work to make the community a better place for all.

About Operation Hope

The mission of Operation Hope is to provide the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope. For more information, contact Operation Hope at 203-292-5588 or visit operationhopect.org .