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About Hope Gala

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s HOPE Gala will be held on Thursday, October 20th at the District Pier at The Wharf, Washington, D.C. The event is a celebration of the inspiring work being done globally to protect children. We will recognize leaders in child safety, honor survivors, and remember the families and victims who are still seeking justice and safety.

 

 

October 20, 2022

DISTRICT PIER AT THE WHARF, WASHINGTON D.C.

6:00 P.M. COCKTAIL HOUR

7:00 P.M. AWARD CEREMONY DINNER

8:15 P.M. AFTER PARTY

ATTIRE - SEMI CASUAL | COASTAL CHIC

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OUR HONOREES

Sherri and Bo Farmer

For four decades and counting, Sheri and Bo Farmer lead a never-ending fight for answers for who murdered their daughter Lori and Michele Guse and Denise Milner at a camp in 1977. 

Bo and Sheri’s story is at the center of Hulu’s recent hit, The Keeper of the Ashes – in it you can see how their work has shined a spotlight on the issues of child protection, leaves a legacy of Hope for Lori, Michele and Denise and all victims and families impacted by crime. 

For their dedication to raising awareness and in-turn giving other families hope that answers are possible, we are honored to recognize the Farmers along with Bettye Milner, the mother of Denise Milner, with this year’s “Courage Hope Award” for the legacy of Hope that they created from unimaginable pain and tragedy.

Maggy Krell

Criminal Prosecutor, Human Rights Lawyer and Author of “Taking Down Backpage”. NCMEC is excited to honor Maggy Krell for the amazing work that she has done advocating for children and victim’s rights and her career of shining a spotlight on the issues surrounding human trafficking. Maggy’s unrivaled dedication to seeking justice for victims and her innovative history of preventing and combating crimes against children make her an ideal candidate for the 2022 Hope Award. 

Palantir

Palantir is one of NCMEC’s largest and most supportive technology partners. Their in-kind, transformational software donations and engineering support have evolved NCMEC’s capabilities to help us better access and understand our data, make connections, and build tools to help find missing children, stop child sexual exploitation, and prevent crimes against children from happening in the first place.

Pedal the Pacific

Pedal the Pacific recently completed a ride from the Pacific northwest to San Diego to raise awareness around human trafficking along with critical funds to help support NCMEC’s survivor services. The young ladies who completed the thousand+ mile journey brought this issue to the forefront and new audiences that we wouldn’t have been able to reach otherwise.

Pedal the Pacific is a nonprofit that exists to educate all people about sex trafficking. They use bikes as a platform to raise awareness, educate peers, fundraise for leading nonprofits, and develop leaders who believe that no voice is too small to make a difference.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Support from industry and individuals who share our commitment to child safety is critical to NCMEC’s mission of finding missing children, reducing child sexual exploitation, and preventing future victimization. By joining us as a sponsor of this special event, you’ll be helping support our work to protect children. Learn more about being a sponsor by clicking the button below, and join the others on this page who are standing up for kids! 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

DIAMOND

PLATINUM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Jon Grosso & Family

The Quintos Family

Kristi Remington & Brian Benczkowski

SUPPORT A SURVIVOR

Dennis DeConcini & Family

CONTACT

For sponsorship information please contact Marita Rodriguez – mrodriguez@ncmec.org

For event-related inquiries contact us at events@ncmec.org

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