Journey of Hope

Relive JOH 2021

Relive JOH 2021

Be inspired by incredible stories and performers!

Increase the Impact

Increase the Impact

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THANK YOU for helping raise
more than $406,000 to bring HOPE
to children and adults with disabilities!



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Join us on our Journey of HOPE to help babies, children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities access specialized medicine, therapy, and technology for empowering full and meaningful lives.

In just one evening, you will be entertained, engaged, and enlightened.


Featuring Performances By:

3 individual pictures of people each in their 20s - 2 men, 1 woman

Evan Ruggiero and Blake Stadnik, based in New York, will join Alie B. Gorrie of Birmingham to sing a mix of musical theatre, jazz standards, and pop tunes!

Evan has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Oscars, for Ellen DeGeneres, and alongside two-time Grammy winning artist Jason Mraz.

Blake is most well known for his role as Jack Damon on NBC’s “This Is Us” and has performed in theatre productions of “Sweeney Todd,” “Les Misérables,” “Newsies,” and “42nd Street.”

Alie B, a Birmingham native, is the co-creator and producer of ABLE: a series streaming on Amazon and is founder of Songs for Sight. She performs across the country.

Thank You to the Sponsors of Journey of Hope 2021

2021 Host Committee

Event Co-Chairs
W. Stancil Starnes
Christopher Biggins

Host Committee (as of 6.1.21)

John Anselmo
Jessy Catanzaro
Robert C. Chapman
Lynne Cohen
Dr. Mark Cohen, MD
Alayna Dunkerley
Everett Fuller
Meredith Fuller Sparks

Alie B. Gorrie
Dr. Jimmie Harvey
John Hawkins
Donald Hess
Ronne Hess
James F. Hughey, Jr.
Addison Kemp
Dr. Mike Koslin
Randi McCoy

Dorothy McDaniel
Teresa Owens
Ed Robinson
Sara Thetford
Brooke Yarbrough
Colin Winkler
Donna White
Luke Wood

Allen Bolton Chair, Board of Directors
Alyssa McQuilling President, Junior Board
Susan E. Sellers Chief Executive Officer
Alison Berman Chief Development Officer