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Virtual Weekend of HOPE 2020

October 9 - 11

Mayor Dave Bing, Honorary Chair

In 2020, we’ve all encountered a year none of us could have predicted – and we’ve all had to pivot in so many ways.

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.

Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE presented by WDIV-Local 4

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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Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Blvd. Detroit, MI 48238