SS HOPE in Brazil -1972.

Update from Dr. Thomas Kenyon, President and CEO of Project HOPE

Project HOPE's senior management team is completing a strategic update to reaffirm what HOPE does well, what global needs it should address and what could be HOPE's unique focus -- all of this in the context of identifying funding. The team will soon proceed to setting goals and targets.

Equally important is a four-month branding initiative that will focus on the visual and conceptual image of HOPE for the public.  A comprehensive look at fundraising strategies is also underway with HOPE's new Vice President for Development and Communication, Franklin Guerrero.

Finally, HOPE's largest program will soon be launched in Malawi, funded by USAID and employing 300 new staff.

Alumni Reunion

The Alumni Reunion is scheduled for the October 7-8 at the Key Bridge Holiday Inn in Rosselyn, VA just a short distance by metro from Reagan National Airport. There will be a welcome reception Friday evening, October 7, sponsored by Abbott, and the general meeting and election of officers on Saturday morning. Following a free afternoon, the banquet will be in the evening. Rooms have been reserved for $130 plus tax. The registration fee before July 31 is $125 and after August 1 it will be $140. Additional dinner guests will be $50.

Registration form and officer ballot are in the spring alumni newsletter or use the links below.

2016 Alumni Association Officer Election Ballot

2016 Alumni Reunion Registration Form

For planning purposes, if you know that you will be attending, please contact Irene Machado at machado.irene@gmail.comor 4770 Wellington Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Upcoming Reunion Deadlines

If you have registered, please be sure you have indicated your meal preferences.

You can click here to download the registration form.

If you plan to arrive early, we are planning a no-cost mid-morning excursion to HOPE Center in Millwood, VA on Friday October 7, leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning to the Holiday Inn at Key Bridge by 3:00 p.m. Please let Irene Machado know if you are interested by email at

Friday, October 7

Abbott-sponsored Welcome Reception:    6:30- 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, October 8

General Session:   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Cocktails:    6:30 p.m. 
Dinner:    7:30 p.m. 

Currently all rooms in the Holiday Inn at Key Bridge have one King bed. Two Queen beds may become available after Sept. 7.  If this is not acceptable, both the Key Bridge Marriott (site of the 50th Reunion) and the Key Bridge Hyatt in Arlington, VA are within a block of the reunion's activities at the Holiday Inn.

Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway


Key Bridge Hyatt, 1325 Wilson Blvd.


HOPE Remembers

  • William A. Stewart, M.D. - 2/29/2016
  • Susan M. Skrovan - Guinea - 3/16/2016
  • Dr. Mike D. Laus - Brazil       
  • Dr. Paul J. Cherney - Guinea - 1/25/2016
  • Margaret Kauffman (Maggie) - Brazil - 6/17/2016
  • Henry H. Davis, Jr., D.D.S. - Colombia -7/10/2016

Contact Information for Alumni Association Staff Liaison

Contact Information for the Alumni Association Officers

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