(Phoenix, Az.) Herm Edwards, new Arizona State University Head Football Coach, Former NFL Head Coach and ESPN Analyst, will be the keynote speaker at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona’s 13th Annual Success Starts with Hope Breakfast. Edwards is a football legend that has impacted thousands, whether as a player, coach, analyst, motivational speaker and author, or community advocate and philanthropist.
In addition to Edwards, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (BHGH) will be honoring founding board member and long-time supporter, F. Michael Geddes for his 29 years of service to BHGH. With a record-breaking fundraising goal, BHGH will host the Success Starts with Hope Breakfast on May 8th at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The event is expected to have 600 attendees and to raise more than $300,000 for the local non-profit.
Also attending the event are BHGH scholars, alumni and collegians who have benefited from the program. The BHGH Seniors will be revealing their college choices at the breakfast.
Money raised at the breakfast directly supports BHGH scholars and provides housing, education, food, clothing, books, academic supplies, college aid, summer camps, transportation and living expenses for this 100% privately funded program.
Amy Pfeifer, Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope, said, “We are thrilled to have Herm Edwards speak at our breakfast. Coach Herm brings wisdom and experience that comes from his hands-on role in making a direct impact on the lives of underprivileged children through his own foundations. All of his career he has served as a positive role model and leader.”
Presenting sponsor of the event, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, based on gross leasable area. Other sponsors, including Camelot Homes, Jaburg Wilk, Nathan & Associates, and M3 Companies, as well as Mike Geddes and Tracy and John Eddy, have helped make this breakfast possible with their lead sponsorships. Thanks to these and other sponsors, every dollar raised at the event will go directly to BHGH programs and scholars.
Click on the link below or call 602 266 4873 for more information.
About Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (BHGH) helps academically capable and motivated children in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered homes, opportunities and education through college. The local Arizona program includes two residential homes, an academy and college program, serving a total of 90 youth.
Approximately 95% of BHGH scholars are from low-income families and will be first-generation college goers. Remarkably, 86% of BHGH scholars earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.
3443 N. Central Ave., Arcade 7, Phoenix, AZ 85012. 602-266-4873. www.bhghaz.org