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7-9 p.m.** | business casual | no cost to attend - bring your friends!

**NOTE: The New York City event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.**

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the evening

Keep Hope Alive is an inspiring and truly unique fundraising event. Mingle with members of the Simply Smiles community during the cocktail hour while you enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Then, Bryan Nurnberger, Founder & President of Simply Smiles, will take the stage to share the story of Simply Smiles and how you can support the children in our care.

Wait until you see what we can do together.


special guest

Gabriela Chavez Hernandez, Director of Simply Smiles Mexico, will be attending this year’s Keep Hope Alive fundraisers. Gaby grew up with Simply Smiles, now she’s changing the world. Get ready to be inspired! 


all are welcome to attend!


the needs

Attending Keep Hope Alive is an opportunity to make a direct and immediate impact on the children benefited by these featured projects: 

Mexico: Support the Simply Smiles Home for Children. We’re opening our doors to MORE children in desperate need.

Reservation: Youth programing that saves lives and puts children on a path to a brighter future. We’re EXPANDING!



the impact

Since 2010, Keep Hope Alive events have raised


why we keep hope alive

  • I’ve been involved with Simply Smiles over 12 years. Simply Smiles’ respectful approach to the people they serve acts to create meaningful changes in people’s lives.
    — Karen Jones, donor & volunteer
  • Thanks to Simply Smiles’ consistent medical care, there are fewer children with malnutrition and intestinal parasites.
    — Bernarda Lopez Ordaz, Registered Nurse, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Simply Smiles means opportunity, understanding, and a commitment to solving problems.
    — Ann Merriam Feinberg, donor & volunteer
  • Simply Smiles is a foundation in my family’s future. Thank you for building a home for our family.
    — Renessa Bowker, New Home Recipient, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation
  • The organization is wonderful, wherever they get involved, huge progress is made towards their goals of creating bright smiles and good futures for children and adults alike.
    — Scott Redfern, donor & volunteer
  • Simply Smiles chose to come here & work with our kids & our community. Now, it’s a place to be proud of.
    — Greg Thompson, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation


A special thank you to these individuals who help to make Keep Hope Alive possible!


Sarah Westby

Tom Bissell

Betsy Van Loon

Katie Jewett

Lindsey Wright

Beth Ferrari

Terry Perrelli

Mary O'Neill

Joanne Taber

Nancy Kehoe

Stephanie Stewart

Gay Foster


Scott and Jan Redfern

David & Nancy Nurnberger

Dave & Pam Rotatori

Peter & Tracy Bayers

Debbie & Bruce Gran

Paul Steinmetz & Jenine Michaud

Ann Merriam Feinberg

Pam Joy

Laura Westby

Barbara DeBisschop

Barbie Powell

Sheila Gillen Gross

Roberta Witty

Jen Dupont

Diane Sarna

Pat Murphy

Liz Yoho

Judy Desouza

Noreen McPartland

Al Ciarlo

Paige Marion

Debra Balletto

Jim Alworth



Mark Pierce & Kristin Coombs

Gil L'Italien

Robin & Scott Chasse

Judy Watts

Barb Doyle

Ann Easton

Cricket Murphy

Emily Bjornberg

Emily Duffy

Paula Merrick

John Merkel


**We will be adding the names of committee members for the New York City and Norwalk events shortly.

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