Women of Hope is back, and in person this year!
Our second annual Women of Hope benefit is on December 8, 2021 at 6pm. This event is a time to celebrate the women in our Boys Hope Girls Hope community and raise money for our female programming and the re-establishment of their residential component. This event will introduce you to some of our female scholars and collegians, both their stories and their talents, as well as stories of hope from powerful women in our community. It will be a night of fun, with an open premium bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a beautiful skyline view from 230 Fifth's Empire Penthouse Lounge.
Check back for updates on bios of our scholars, honorees, award winners and guests of Women of Hope! Click the link below to get your tickets!
MEET OUR HONOREES
Liz Sloan is a multi-media artist and has been painting on and off for 40 years under the tutelage of Bruce Dorfman at the Art Students League of New York. She majored in fine arts at Colgate University after which she ran a successful jewelry design business. Liz decided to return to painting full time back in 2015. She has been a part of many exhibitions across New York and beyond, with her latest being a solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery last year titled "Signature."
Jennifer Tipton is an addiction specialist, artist, advocate, and activist. She works as an addiction counselor for the New York Health and Hospital system and is determined to help reverse the upward trend of overdose deaths. Jennifer is extremely passionate about her work in the field of addiction which is reflected in her art. She uses her creative talents to help reduce the stigma and shame that comes with addiction. Her work is visceral, raw, and can be uncomfortable for some to look at. Her most recent work is geared towards helping families heal after losing a loved one to a drug overdose.
This year we are honored to have TC Newman be our scholar panel host! TC Newman is a journalist and writer, currently working as a Reporter for Inside Edition Digital. She is a mental health advocate and certified yoga teacher, passionate about helping others maintain a healthy mind-body-spirit connection. When not in front of the camera or writing, you'll find TC with a book or using her passport to explore more countries.
Mariama Barry is the Business Operations Coordinator for the Long Island Nets and Nets Gaming Crew, the NBA G League and NBA 2K League affiliates of the Brooklyn Nets. Mariama has been involved in sports since her days at BHGHNY as she was a four year starter in high school. She majored in Psychology and minored in African American Studies at Georgetown University. She also received her Masters Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University - a double Hoya. She is a mental health advocate for athletes, with a long term dream of working in Player Development. When not working in sports you can find Mariama completing her journey to all 50 states and adding more stamps to her passport.