Hope as defined by the Webster Dictionary: “To want something to happen or be true and to think that it could happen or be true.” These were the opening words shared by alumni Ashland Tate at the Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis 21st annual Evening of Hope Gala. Ashland shared his story, thanking all for supporting the program and letting them know that their support “turns the thought that it can happen into reality.” Evening of Hope Chair Lisa Flavin brought home a winner, hosting nearly 400 guests and raising over $400,000. The evening honored Board President Bernie Schweiss and his family with the 2016 Heart of Hope Award, and Jim and Cathy Berges were recognized as the 2016 Father Sheridan Reflection of Hope Recipients. This event is made possible by the support of the community. Lisa Flavin was the chairperson for the evening.