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Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation

c/o The Community Foundation of Greenville
630 E. Washington Street, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29601
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Past Events

Wednesday, July 30, 2014:
South Carolina Coaches for Charity, Bruce Fowler, Furman University

Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation is proud to be the charity selected by Bruce Fowler, Head Coach at Furman University to receive a grant from the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. Click here for more information. Click here for tickets. Click here for press release.

The Transformation Breakfast
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Marriott Columbia Downtown
Columbia, South Carolina


Schedule of Events
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Cocktail Reception, Entertainment & Silent Auction
7:00 – 9:30 PM – Dinner, Program & Live Auction
Dress for the evening is “South Carolina Casual”

Enjoy an evening with South Carolina’s top football coaches just weeks before the 2014 season kicks off. South Carolina Coaches for Charity will benefit several charitable organizations throughout the state. The evening will feature Low Country Cuisine, comments from the head football coaches, a live and silent auction and plenty of fun. A great way to show your school spirit and help make a difference in the lives of others!

South Carolina Coaches for Charity

Friday June 20, 2014: North Greenville Rotary Club

Poinsett Club
807 E. Washington St

Greenville, SC 29601

Steve Grant presented with $1,000 grant from Rotary Club of PleasantburgSteve Grant spoke to the North Greenville Rotary Club and was presented with a check for Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation. He was one of ten recipients. North Greenville Rotary Club was chartered in 1955. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014: The Family Effect's 2014 Transformation Breakfast

Sponsored by Chris & Kelly's HOPE Foundation
7:30 am - 8:45 am
TD Center, Greenville

On May 20, Coach Dabo Swinney and 700 of your friends and colleagues will come together for The Transformation Breakfast at TD Center. 

The Transformation Breakfast is a magnificent hour of food, music and inspiration.  It’s a gathering of people and stories, with smart ideas and optimism.  It’s a celebration of what works- for kids, for South Carolina, and for the nation.  

This event is being presented by Chris & Kelly's HOPE Foundation, and is made possible by supporters like you.

Please join the group of A-list companies and leaders sponsoring this important community event.  You will stand with the Upstate’s most influential leaders in support of a common-sense approach to child neglect, family collapse and the high public expenses generated by these problems.

You’ll also have access to exclusive perks, and your investment is tax-deductible. 

Most importantly, 84 cents of every dollar will be used to expand treatment access for young children suffering from the effects of addiction in the home.  You'll learn about this breakthrough project at the event, and hear about the direct impact it will bring.

To download a Digital Sponsor Packet for the 2014 Transformation Breakfast, click HERE.

If you have any questions or you're ready to reserve your table, call Scott Dishman at (864) 467-3748, or Kelly Byers at (864) 467-3944.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Dedication of Chris and Kelly's HOPE Fitness Park

New Park gives recovering addicts a chance to heal - WYFF4.com
April 23, 2014
Dedication of Chris and Kelly's HOPE Fitness Park Photo Album

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the
Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Fitness Park
with Guest Speaker
U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy

975 Foot Hills Road, Greenville, SC 29617 - Click here for directions.

The Phoenix Center/The Family Effect, The Community Foundation
and parents, Steve & Mary Grant, will be sharing remarks.

The Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Fitness Park is a high‐quality outdoor exercise
area shared by those in treatment at the White Horse Academy and users
of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The park was created in conjunction with the
Swamp Rabbit Trail sponsors – Greenville County Rec and Greenville
Health System. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any further questions,
please do not hesitate to contact us at 864‐467‐3915. Click here for a printable PDF.

Sponsors for Chris and Kelly's HOPE Fitness Park http://www.phoenixcenter.org/ http://www.familyeffect.org/ http://chriskellyhope.org/ http://www.stevegrant-nm.com/

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7 PM
Greenville Road Warriors hockey team - “Celebrate Greenville Night”

Steve will be recognized on January 17 at “Celebrate Greenville Night” with the Greenville Road Warriors hockey team for his outstanding involvement and philanthropic achievements in the Upstate SC community. The Road Warriors will also recognize “Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation” for the quality of life it is restoring to young people and their families.

Steve Grant honored at Greenville Road Warriors Game

http://greenvilleroadwarriors.com/promotional-schedule.html

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12 PM
The 2013 National Philanthropy Day® Awards Luncheon

Update:

Congratulations to Steve Grant on receiving the Upstate Philanthropic Achievement of the Year Award from the South Carolina Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)!
Steve was nominated by both Miracle Hill and The Family Effect for this prestigious award presented at the Piedmont Chapter’s 2013 National Philanthropy Day® luncheon.

Steve Grant received the Upstate Philanthropic Achievement of the Year Award at this event.

Click here for more information:

2013 National Philanthropy Day Register online

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7 PM
Rising Above with John O'Leary at First Baptist in Simpsonville, SC

Chris and Kelly HOPE Foundation along with Northwestern Mutual and Langston Charter School is sponsoring nationally known speaker John O'Leary on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7pm at First Baptist Church in Simpsonville . 

Admission is free and open to public. 
Location: First Baptist Church, 3 Hedge Street, Simpsonville 29681

Find out more about at John O'Leary, Vistage International Speaker of the Year at www.risingabove.com.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
2nd Annual Red Ribbon Golf Challenge to Benefit Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation and The Family Effect

Furman University Golf Course
400 North Hwy 25 Bypass Greenville, South Carolina 29613

The money raised from this tournament will be shared between the Foundation and The Family Effect for the ongoing needs of White Horse Academy and Serenity Place.

Chris and Kelly's HopeChris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation, A 501C3 organization created in December 2011 under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Greenville South Carolina. Chris and Kelly’s HOPE was created in memory of Chris and Kelly Grant who both lost their lives to accidental drug overdose. The Foundation assists organizations whose cause is to help both adolescents and young adults who struggle with addiction, substance abuse and depression. To date, we have supported various organizations by giving back nearly $125,000.

The Family EffectWe work to reduce addiction’s impact on family collapse and harm to children. One of the programs we support is White Horse Academy, just off Highway 25 near Furman University. The Academy is a residential treatment center for teenage boys who are struggling with addiction. This evidence-based program, developed in partnership with Duke University Medical Center, has a 68% success rate and has transformed many local boys and their families.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor: $10,000
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
Hole Sponsor: $500
Contest Sponsor: $500
Clubhouse Sponsor: $500

For more Information:
Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation c/o The Community Foundation of Greenville
630 East Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-5925
Steve: 864-901-8315, Alex 864-414-0135

Click here to register for the Red Ribbon Golf Challenge.
Click here for PDF brochure.

Friday, October 11, 2013 and Saturday, October 23, 2013
Mother Bear's Bearfootin' Ball for All featuring Kat Williams

Mother Bear's First Annual "Bearfootin' Ball for All

Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation is proud to be a sponsor for the 1st annual Mother Bear's Bearfootin' Ball for All featuring Kat Williams

Mother Bear's  First Annual "Bearfootin' Ball for All" weekend is a two-night gala featuring Emmy-nominated Kat Williams' tribute to jazz, dancing, delicious eats and a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Mother Bear's family mental health education programs

Friday, October 11 — "Just Us Girls" A Ladies Only Event
Saturday, October 12 — "Tribute to Jazz"

Flat Rock Playhouse (Downtown)
125 S. Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Our "Bearfootin' Ball for All" is a high-profile event designed to

• Raise awareness about the needs of families facing mental health challenges
• Share the message of hope that recovery is real and can be expected
• Raise resources for our family mental health education and support services
• Reduce stigma and isolation through the power of community

With your ticket purchase, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of your coworkers, neighbors, families and friends.

Event tickets are $40 each or two for $75
Click here for more information.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM:
St. Francis Sports Medicine Presents Goodwill MUD RUN

Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation is proud to be a sponsor for the 12th annual Goodwill MUD RUN presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine.

The Goodwill Mud Run presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine is 3.5 miles with 35 obstacles where teams of 4 compete against other teams and is an officially timed event. 5 Chapel Road, Greenville, SC

Click here to register.
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013:
South Carolina Coaches for Charity, Bruce Fowler, Furman University

Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation is proud to be the charity selected by Bruce Fowler, Head Coach at Furman University to receive a grant from the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. Click here for more information. Click here for press release.

The Transformation Breakfast
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Marriott Columbia Downtown
Columbia, South Carolina


Schedule of Events
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Cocktail Reception, Entertainment & Silent Auction
7:00 – 9:30 PM – Dinner, Program & Live Auction
Dress for the evening is “South Carolina Casual”

Enjoy an evening with South Carolina’s top football coaches just weeks before the 2013 season kicks off. South Carolina Coaches for Charity will benefit several charitable organizations throughout the state. The evening will feature Low Country Cuisine, comments from the head football coaches, a live and silent auction and plenty of fun. A great way to show your school spirit and help make a difference in the lives of others!

South Carolina Coaches for Charity

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Stephen M. Grant named "Outstanding Volunteers" for 2013 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award

Steve Grant named "Outstanding Volunteers" for 2013 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award

John E. Schlifske Chairman,
President and Chief Executive
Officer of NM with Stephen M. Grant

Stephen M. Grant was named one of the "Outstanding Volunteers" for 2013 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award. Each year only 20 of these awards are given nationally by this organization of over 20,000 people.

He was honored in Milwaukee at NML's Annual meeting and received a check for $10,000 to Chris and Kelly's HOPE.

Steve stated, " It is truly amazing what we have accomplished in less than a year and what is most gratifying is how much the Foundation has been able to give back to programs whose main concern is to help adolescent boys and girls and young adults who suffer with the disease of addiction, substance abuse and depression. I can honestly say for a fact that we have helped save lives. Thank you for your continued support and prayers."

Tuesday, May 21, 2013: The Family Effect's The Transformation Breakfast

Sponsored by SeaLevel and Chris & Kelly's HOPE Foundation
7:30 am - 8:45 am
TD Center, Greenville

The Transformation BreakfastOn May 21, Coach Dabo Swinney and 500 of your friends and colleagues will come together for The Transformation Breakfast at TD Center. It will be a morning you won’t forget- and you’ll still get to the office by 9:00a.
The Transformation Breakfast is a glorious hour of food, music and inspiration. It’s a celebration of what works- for kids, for this community we love, for the nation. And it’s all made possible by you.

Please join the group of A-list companies and leaders sponsoring this important event. You will stand with our community’s most influential leaders in support of a common-sense approach to child neglect, family collapse and the public expenses generated by these problems.

You’ll have access to exclusive perks, and your investment is tax-deductible. Most importantly, your sponsorship will provide funding for the effective treatment of children and families in crisis. Call Scott Dishman at (864) 467-3748, or Ryan Thackray at (864) 467-3704 or Click here for more information.

Saturday, May 18, 2013: Sport Clips Grand Opening - Supporting Chris and Kelly's HOPE

Steve at Sport ClipsSports Clips
343 Harrison Bridge Road
Simpsonville, SC 29680
9 am - 6 PM

The Transformation BreakfastGuys, you haven't experienced a haircut until you have visited Sport Clips! Stop by the new location in Simpsonville at Fairview Corners and ask for the MVP - the ultimate haircut experience. It's a precision hair cut, legendary hot steam towel, an invigorating shampoo and a soothing neck and shoulder massage. Join us Saturday, May 18th for the grand opening in Simpsonville and help fight youth drug addiction as Sports Clips donates two dollars from every haircut to the Chis and Kelly HOPE Foundation.

Thursday January 3, 2013: Rotary Club of Pleasantburg

Rotary Club of Pleasantburg
246 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

Steve Grant presented with $1,000 grant from Rotary Club of PleasantburgSteve Grant was presented with a $1,000.00 grant for the Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation. The Rotary Club of Pleasantburg has been contributing to the community for fifty years and is dedicated to investing in efforts to improve the lives of citizens locally and globally. Learn more by visiting their website at www.pleasantburgrotary.org

Wednesday November 28, 2012: Montford Hall Housewarming

Montford Hall
49 Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Read more information about Montford Hall by visiting their site.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012: FAVOR Greenville Center Celebration Event

FAVOR: Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville
Featuring Guest Speaker Edwin McCain
12 Noon

The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Please register at http://favorgreenville.org.

Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Click here for more information or contact Jane Pressly, Campaign Counsel for FAVOR Greenville at 864-420-1149 or email Jane.


November 7-9, 2012: 14th Carolinas Conference on Addiction and Recovery

Morganton, NC· “Transforming Lives Through Transformed Providers."
Click here for details on the Conference and Registration.


Saturday, November 3, 2012: Red Ribbon Golf Challenge

Furman University Golf Course
400 North Hwy 25 Bypass
Greenville, SC 29613
864-294-9090

The Goal of Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation came from a desire by Steve Grant to leave a Legacy that ‘‘From this day forward people will know I did everything I could to help save adolescent boys and girls from the perils of substance addiction.’’

The Money raised from this tournament will go directly to this Foundation in an effort to help with preventative programs and towards improving treatment options for those affected by the tragedy of substance abuse.
Your support is greatly appreciated!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsor: $10,000
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
Hole Sponsor: $500
Contest Sponsor: $500
Clubhouse Sponsor: $500
Click here for more information.