Events & News

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Whether you’re looking for our upcoming events or the latest additions to our blog, look no further. Scroll down to get the entire scoop about what’s happening at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois.


41st Annual Drive Fore Hope
Golf Outing

Monday, August 26, 2024

Westmoreland Country Club
2601 Old Glenview Road

Registration is open for one of our most popular events of the year! Celebrate the beginning of another school year by joining us at Westmoreland Country Club for a day of friendly competition and philanthropy. There will be golf and pickleball, with team prizes for each tournament. We’ll also enjoy a reception, buffet dinner, silent auction, and raffle to win a trip to play Pebble Beach! All proceeds will support BHGH Scholars!


We are on a mission to nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others, and we need your help now more than ever! Throughout the year, look out for the following events to support and learn more about Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois.

Evening of Hope Gala

Saturday, March 1, 2024

Get dolled up, join us for dinner, auction items, casino, and to hear
from our inspiring scholars we are all here to support.

A Taste for Hope

Dink for Hope

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

We are trying something
new this year!
Join us for a pickleball party, yard games, and summer fun!

Drive Fore Hope Golf Outing

Monday, August 26, 2024

Take a swing with your friends and enjoy a day on the greens while raising funds to benefit the work
we do for our remarkable scholars.

Missed an event?
Catch the photo gallery here.

Evening of Hope Gala — A Night in Buenos Aires, 2023 | View images

39th Annual Drive Fore Hope, 2022 | View Images

Evening of Hope Gala— A Venecian Carnevale, 2022 | View images

A Toast for Hope— 2022 | View images

Evening of Hope Gala—Old Hollywood, 2020 | View photos

36th Annual Drive Fore Hope, 2019 | View images

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois in the news

“Evening of Hope Gala helps provide life-changing opportunities to children in need” | ABC7

Group helps underprivileged students prepare for much more than college” | WGN9

Hallmark of Hope” | Daily North Shore


tasty trade podcast

Illinois Executive Director Karen Croteau, and President & CEO Kristin Ostby were interviewed by Kristi Ross, tastytrade’s co-CEO, about their leadership journeys, our work with young people, fundraising needs, and plans for the future of the Illinois affiliate and the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network.

Stories of Hope

Success comes in many forms. We are proud of all that our scholars have achieved! Meet some of the incredible people who have graduated from our program.

National Nurses Appreciation Week | Alumni Shoutout

Excerpt from Network Headquarters full blog on alumni nurses across the network. Read the full blog here.I joined the healthcare field to be the best advocate for my patients, and seeing the progress they make with therapy and rehab is why I’m a nurse. Marcos...

Boys Hope Girls Hope Honors Illinois Alumni in 2021/22 Excellence Awards

Excerpt from Network Headquarters full blog on 2021-2022 Excellence Awards. Read the full blog here.I chose Boys Hope Girls Hope for myself because I didn’t want to be a product of my environment, but rather come back and be an inspiration for others.Michallé Fain and...

Alvaro’s Story

If you need something, they will help you connect to the information or resources you need. Everyone at Boys Hope Girls Hope is willing to help you.Not many 4th-grade kids map out their own educational paths through college, but Alvaro is no ordinary kid. In 4th...

Larry’s Story

I was a kid who started in Cabrini-Green, one of the most dangerous and notorious public housing authorities. Boys Hope Girls Hope was a safe haven for me to receive a full-ride scholarship to college and earn a leadership role at a Fortune 500 company—all at the age...