St. HOPE: Dinner


St. HOPE Dinner
Friday, October 28, 2016

The Annual Dinner is St. HOPE’s only fundraising event of the year and accounts for a significant portion of its operating budget. Thanks to sponsors, staff and friends, as well as an all-star list of keynote speakers, which have included  LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Sinbad, John Wooden, Chris Webber, Bill Walton, Jason Kidd and Michael Jordan. The Dinner has sold out every year attracting an average of more than 1,000 guests.

The annual event provides an opportunity to highlight St. HOPE’s services of Public Education and Economic Development in the Oak Park community.

The 2016 St. HOPE Dinner will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016. 

For questions please contact us at 916-451-HOPE (4673) or

General information

Special Guest Speaker
David Stern

David Stern completed his three-decade tenure as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014.

As commissioner, Mr. Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing, television distribution and digital technology.  He oversaw the NBA’s extraordinary growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, a dramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of two leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League.  He negotiated the first anti-drug agreement in professional sports and introduced the salary cap system and revenue sharing to the NBA.