We thank you for your loyalty and commitment to Hope’s children.

The Ambassadors of Hope is a select group of men and women committed to bettering the lives of children with multiple developmental disabilities. Through their financial and social involvement, Ambassadors help the children of Hope reach their potential, and live fulfilling and joyful lives. They also increase awareness of Hope’s mission by spreading the word about its work, and tap their personal and professional networks to help Hope connect with the community.

The Ambassadors of Hope accept support year round and create an action – oriented and meaningful avenue for men and women  in the community to support Hope. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador of Hope, please email Skylar Tierney at stierney@hope.us.

Details of Ambassadors of Hope:

  • Gain first-hand knowledge of Hope through an Experience Hope tour, which includes a tour of Hope’s programs, informational luncheon, and time in the classroom
  • Increase awareness of Hope and its programs
  • Be the face of Hope in your organization communicating Hope’s mission and vision
  • Raise funds and friends to support the children and families at Hope
  • Receive special invitations and notifications on upcoming events, engagement opportunities, and the Annual Holiday Reception
  • Recognition as an Ambassador of Hope in major fundraising event materials
  • Receive information and news about Hope at regular intervals
  • Ambassadors receive specially designed Ambassador name badges to be worn at events as designated


  • $500 annual commitment to Hope – paid by January 31st
  • Two event tickets to Style of Hope

Next Generation:

  •  $100 annual commitment to Hope – paid by January 31st
  • Individuals thirty five years of age and under
  • One event ticket to Style of Hope

*Ambassador contributions go toward support for programs and services not covered through state and federal funding.

Click on the button to pay your annual commitment safely.

Established Payment Next Generation Payment

Mark your calendars for Hope’s events

Major Hope Fundraising Events:

Hopeful Futures Gala | March 9, 2019 | Wyndham Springfield

Style of Hope | September 19, 2019 | BOS Center


Hope Learning Academy Events:

Musical Production | April 2019

Prom | May 2019

Learning Academy – Springfield Graduation | May 2019

Hope-a-Palooza | October 13, 2018


Ambassador Holiday Reception:

November 8th, 2018 | Location TBD | 6:30 p.m.

Giving Tuesday:

November 27th, 2018 | Hope Inclusion Café and Play | 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

2018-2019 Inductees

Ambassadors of Hope

Jill Aiello

Michael Aiello

Quinn Allen

Ashley Amin

James Augenstein

Jeff Baker

David Barkus

Sara Barnard

Wesley Barr

Amy Barry

Jason Barth

Brent Beeman

Erica Beeman

Abbey Berberet

Stephen Bochenek

Ashleigh Brinkman

Amanda Brott

Jeff Brower

Richard Brown

Sean Bull

Abigail Buoy

Chris Butler

Miguel Calderon

Dax Campbell

Peter Casper

G. Virginia Conlee

Nicky Cortez

Ryan Cour

Jennifer Creasey

Justin Creasey

Erin Crumly

Kevin Crumly

Susan Danenberger

Timothy DaRosa

Brad Davis

Brent Davis

Jack Davis

Jenna Davlin

Meghan Davlin

Megan DeFrain

Rajan Dhamrait

Richard Dunn

Thomas Dura

John Eck

J. Garth Elzea

Jonathan Erickson

Carl Fischer

Randall Germeraad

Joshua Gibson

Keenan Gilpin

Peter Graham

Taryn Grant

Mark Greenwald

Abbey Grubb

Evan Hart

Cliff Hathaway

Dennis Hendricks

Rebecca Hendricks

Josh Hester

Alysse Hewell

Heather Hines

Robert Hughes

Brett Jackson

Kristi Jones

Lance Jones

John Jordan

Maggie Jordan

Stephen Kaufmann

Kirsten Kienzler

Bernard Killian

Courtney Kohlrus

Kristi Kramp

J. Phillip Lackman

Richard Langer

Richard Lawrence

Jim Lee

Chris Leming

Thomas Lex

William Logsdon

Tara Long



Paula Lucore

Brandon Maddox

Cress Maddox

Michael Mahorney

Ryan Maisenbacher

Kasi Maisenbacher

Sammi Mander

Abbey Mandeville

John Maxfield

James McClernon

James McDonough

Mary Miller

Kristin Miller

Kelly Mizeur

Robert Mizeur

John Moore

James Morphew

Melissa Morrissey

Greg Muller

Pete Naylor

Christopher Nelson

Christine Novaria

Graham Ogilvy

Jodi Ogilvy

Connie O’Sullivan

William O’Sullivan

Stephen Otten

Clint Paul

Jill Paul

Megan Peck

Sergio Pecori

Christopher Perrin

William Peterman

A. Nicholas Petrone

Patrick Phalen

Joshua Ratz

Joshua Renken

Leigh Renken

Heidi Rhoades

Ted Robinson



Mark Rose

Peter Sander

Sharon Sander

Maggie Schaefer

Edward Schainker

Alan Schuermann

Jennifer Schuermann

Gregory Scott

Hugh G. Seelbach

Gary Seitz

Bridget Selinger

Emily Sergot

Timothy Shay

James J. Skeeters, Sr.

Nancy Smith

Joshua Sonneborn

David Stake

Mark Stribling

Lawrence Sweat

Cal Thomas

Skylar Tierney

Curtis Tillett

Nicholas Tode

Jeremy Travelstead

David Tretter

Paul Turner

Betsy Vogt

David Waggoner

Abby Walsh

Robert Westbrook

David White

Bradley Wike

Jeffrey Wilday

Terry Winson

Daniel Wright

Bradley Zara

Mike Zengilani

Karen Zerkle

Alyse Zinzilieta

Updated 11/20/2018

Please contact the Development Office at 217-525-9536 to report errors or omissions.