Dinner of Hope 2023 logo

Dreams to Reality – Struggle to Fit In

October 14th

Maria's Galleria Banquet Room Haverhill, MA

Our fundraising dinner is now part of history. We would like to thank everyone who supported this year’s very successful event by sponsoring, donating, and/or buying tickets.

Enjoy the Dinner booklet below.

Booklet cover - In the background is the rising sun over the ocean featuring two puzzle pieces trying to come together. ON the top there is the Dinner of Hope 2023 logo. Below the logo are the words, "Dream to Reality" with the words, "Struggle to Fit In" directly under it. On the ocean below the puzzle pieces are the date (October 14, 2023) and event title (11th Annual Dinner of Hope).

About The Event

This year we celebrated everyone on the Autism Spectrum and focused on their struggles to become accepted in our communities as employed individuals. We also observed our organization’s 11th Anniversary!

Each year our dinner recognizes the wonderful people who keep our organization viable, those who make major contributions to our local communities, and our clients who persevere despite the odds against them. This year we emphasized once more the talents and value that Aspergian adults could bring to their jobs, were they given the opportunity.

For more, please check out our About page.

Dinner

Food prepared by the
excellent chefs at
Maria’s!

Magician's hat and wand

Entertainment

The magic of
Stephanie Beach!

Dancing

Live music by
Flash Drive!

The 2023 Annual Fundraiser

Dinner of Hope

We call our yearly fundraiser DINNER OF HOPE because we offer hope to those who, through no fault of their own, have been struggling with employment issues and life in general.

This year we focused on Aspies and their efforts to try to become viable members of society through gainful employment.

The intention of our event was (as it has been from the onset) to raise awareness about the need for employment of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and to raise funds to enable us to help as many people as possible. Our Dinners of Hope are also a time to celebrate the successes of the past years and to look forward to more triumphs in the future.

Registration

Donation QR-CODE

Text-To-Donate

ASPIES

to

53-555

Bring Your Dancin’ Shoes

Bring a Guest

Donation QR-CODE

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ASPIES
to
53-555

We Turned 11 This Summer!

Silent Auction
&
Raffles

Enter to Win ticket in yellow with black lettering

At Our Dinners People Won

Hand-crocheted Decorative Pillow
Gift Certificates – up to $100
Gift Baskets – up to $250
Signed Sports Memorabilia
Original Paintings

2023 Program Schedule

14

October

6pm

Cocktails and Registration

7:00pm

Opening Remarks – Tim Coco
and
Welcome Message – Daniel Rajczyk

7:25pm

Dinner

8:15pm

Keynote Address – Eileen Duff, Governor’s Council

8:30pm

Awards Presentation

9:00pm

Special Guest – Ziwei Zhau

9:20pm

Entertainment – Stephanie Beach

9:50pm
Raffle / Auction Winners

10:15pm
Dancing – Flash Drive

2023 Sponsors, Donors

Pentucket Bank logo
Enterprise Bank Sponsorship Ad for Dinner

Stephanie Beach Magic Logo

A woman in black with grey hair and glasses
Katalin M. Baltimore

A smiling woman in gray suit with white shirt
Eileen Duff

Texas Roadhouse logo

A smiling man in a suit with glassesJohn Szekeres

Front of Maria's Family Restaurant

VIP Ticket Holders

Mr. Daniel R. Rajczyk (1)
WeCare 365 AFC (13)
John Szekeres (1)

Boston Red Sox Foundation logo

GourmetGiftBaskets.com logo with words,

Oriental Trading Company's logo

A smiling man with white hair and beard wearing glasses and white shirtE. Phil Brown

A smiling young woman with blonde dreads in white shirt and black blazer
Yonnie Collins

VIP Ticket Holders

Mr. Daniel R. Rajczyk (1)
WeCare 365 AFC (13)
John Szekeres (1)

Guests at the 2022 Dinner
Maria's Galleria Banquet Room
Tim Coco
Jenn and Adam at Dinner 2018
Table set with white tablecloth and red napkins

2023 Honorees

Bryan Noble Award
MA State Auditor Diana DiZoglio

Asperger Works Award
Lawrence ADA Coordinator Richard Rodriguez

Asperger Works  Community Award
WeCare 365 AFC

Donate to AWorks!

Donation QR-CODE

Text-to-Donate

ASPIES
to
53-555

Event Info

Date

October 14, 2023

Location

Maria’s Galleria Banquet Room
85 Essex Street
Haverhill, MA 01832

Time

7pm – 11pm

 

 

C O N T A C T  U S

13 + 13 =

Donation QR-CODE

Text-to-Donate

ASPIES
to
53-555

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