Join Us for the Virtual Weekend of HOPE 2020!

October 9 - 11

Mayor Dave Bing, Honorary Chair

As Focus: HOPE has adjusted operations to continue serving our community through the pandemic and social unrest, we have also found new ways to celebrate the generous support of our community, and all we have been able to accomplish together in 2020.

This year, our two signature events – Heroes for HOPE and Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE – will be completely virtual, with the culminating celebrations taking place during the second weekend of October.

It is our hope that, by bringing community members together through the Weekend of HOPE, we will be able to celebrate, reflect, and move forward together through action to support real, positive change in Southeast Michigan and beyond.


Heroes for HOPE

Virtual Awards Breakfast
Friday, October 9
7:00 am – 9:00 am

Featuring a Conversation with

Corporate Legacy Award Honoree
Jim Farley
Incoming CEO, Ford Motor Company


Father Cunningham & Eleanor Josaitis Award
Dwane Casey
Coach, Detroit Pistons

Visionary Award
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Accepted by Dr. Darienne Driver Hudson, CEO

Lloyd E. Reuss Corporate Leadership Award
Jim Tobin
Executive Vice President, Magna International

Focus: HOPE’s annual Heroes for HOPE event recognizes community leaders dedicated to social justice through passionate commitment to work reflecting our mission of intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty & injustice, while supporting the organization’s efforts to provide paths forward for many metro Detroiters.


Virtual Celebration
Sunday, October 11
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE has, for over 45 years, brought thousands of men, women and children of every background together to walk the streets of Detroit in support of social justice issues important to them, and of our mission of promoting a metropolitan community where everyone can truly live in freedom, harmony, trust, and affection.

We invite you to join us in building a better future for all.

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