Colleagues in Global Health
Anyone who has ever been involved with Project HOPE understands the adage, “Once a HOPIE always a HOPIE.” Learn more about our Colleagues in Global Health.
Project HOPE Colleagues in Global Health, HOPIEs, are an extraordinary group of individuals because their bond is one of giving…of themselves, their time and their treasure…to improve the health of people around the world.
The mission of the Colleagues in Global Health (formerly Alumni Association) is to keep its members informed about HOPE’s initiatives and progress, and to offer opportunities for our cherished alumni to support HOPE through their knowledge, skills, and financial resources.
Colleagues in Global Health is composed of approximately 5,100 members, representing volunteers from the original SS HOPE missions, longer-term land-based programs, and other humanitarian assistance efforts including disaster relief from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami to the 2016 Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Send in your Nomination for the Position of President
Nominations are being accepted for the position of President of the Colleagues in Global Health.
Please forward all names to Sharon Redding, the current president at [email protected] by December 1st. The names of candidates will then be posted. Voting for candidates for the position will be open from December 1 through January 15 and ballots may be sent to [email protected].
Join Colleagues in Global Health Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Project HOPE Colleagues in Global Health (formerly known as the Project HOPE Alumni Association) would like to invite you to participate in a Town Hall online event, focused on keeping members of our group updated on activities and programs that may be relevant to you and your colleagues.
The Latest Colleagues in Global Health Town Hall Meeting
Our latest event took place on Thursday October 15, 1 PM Central Time.
Topic: Palliative Care Education in China
- Sandy Chen Stokes, MSN, Founder of the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care,
- Carma Erickson Hurt, DNP, ACHPN, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, former HOPE Wuhan, China volunteer
With the change in the name of our group, we are also changing our direction and wanting to reach out to members in various formats. We anticipate having Town Hall events several times in the next year, in addition to your receiving information via mail, email and through social media such as the Project HOPE and Facebook websites. We welcome your feedback on these formats. Feel free to contact us or Project HOPE at any time. We hope you find this Town Hall experience educational and inspiring. For more information or questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Use of Association Funds — Rekindling Relationships
The William B. Walsh, M.D. Endowment is reserved for the funding of Walsh Fellows and the Bill Kooiman Volunteer Travel Fund has provided exceptional alumni who return to work with HOPE small stipends to help with their travel expenses. The remaining funds — Lee-Olive Harrison Fund for Basic Skills Education, the Alumni Fund and the newly established Dorothy Aeschliman Nursing Education Fund — are discretionary, governed by committees and guidelines.
Colleagues in Global Health plans to pilot a new activity to use portions of the funds to support counterpart-identified activities in former international program sites. The small awards will rekindle relationships among country-specific alumni, their counterparts and the programs on which they collaborated during their years with Project HOPE. A committee including a HOPE Center representative will review proposals according to already drafted guidelines.
Your support of Colleagues in Global Health funds will assure the success of this endeavor.
Make a Donation to One of Project HOPE Colleagues in Global Health Funds Now!
- Alumni Fund
- William B. Walsh Endowment Fund
- Lee-Olive Harrison Fund
- Bill Kooiman Fund
- Dorothy Aeschliman Nursing Education Fund
Contact Information for the Colleagues in Global Health Officers
Sharon Redding, President: [email protected]
Got Facebook? Get Social
Join the Project HOPE Colleagues in Global Health Group on Facebook. “LIKE” the Hopies page on Facebook then send us a message to join our closed Alumni Group. It’s a great place to share photos, memories and reconnect!