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Inspiring Hope Dinner: ‘Share Your Light’

Inspiring Hope Dinner: Share Your Light on Jan. 12, 2024

Friday, Jan 12, 2024, 6:30—10:30 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr,
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Presenting the Inspiring Hope Dinner, an esteemed occasion hosted by Sunshine From Darkness in its third consecutive year. The primary goal of this event is to increase awareness surrounding mental health and addiction disorders while working towards eliminating the stigma associated with these conditions while also providing funding for local non-profits that provide mental health services to at-risk populations.

During the last three years, through its fund-raising efforts, The Inspiring Hope Gala has provided over $183,000 in much-needed mental health funding to local charities (First Step, Teen Court of Sarasota, Harvest House,) along with cutting-edge research through Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The dinner also supports Sunshine from Darkness’ mission to enhance and promote mental health wellness and provide education, advocacy and resources.

Together, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by these challenges.

Date & Time
Friday, January 12, 2024
6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Dinner, Mission Moment, Dancing
Attire: Cocktail. Black-Tie Optional

Legacy Award Winner: Bunny Skirboll, Founder of Compeer Gulf Coast

Featuring The Faces Behind The Stories:Roger Capote, Kelvin Foster, Sydney Koffman, Linda Larsen

Keynote Speaker: Tom Arnold

Entertainment: Quintessence and special guest artists Chris Eisenberg and Raleigh Mosely II

Event Co-Chairs: Amie Austin, Ph.D., Sarah Karp Renkliyuz, Taylor Karp Teymuri

Sponsorship Opportunities: Download sponsorship packet


Questions? Contact Marlene Hauck at or 941-504-6717.