Thank you for joining Focus: HOPE for

Virtual Weekend of HOPE

October 9 - 11, 2020

Mayor Dave Bing, Honorary Chair

In 2020, we’ve all encountered a year none of us could have predicted –
and we’ve all had to pivot in so many ways.

As Focus: HOPE has adjusted operations to continue serving our community through the pandemic and social unrest, we have also found new ways to celebrate the generous support of our community, and all we have been able to accomplish together in 2020.

This year, our two signature events – Heroes for HOPE and Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE – were held virtually, with the culminating celebrations taking place during the second weekend of October.

It is our hope that, by bringing community members together through the Weekend of HOPE, the community was able to celebrate, reflect, and move forward together through action to support real, positive change in Southeast Michigan and beyond.

Watch the Events

Heroes for HOPE - Presented by Ford and Lear

Watch the recording of the Heroes for HOPE Virtual Awards Breakfast

Featuring a Conversation with Corporate Legacy Award Honoree
Jim Farley
Incoming CEO, Ford Motor Company


  • Father Cunningham & Eleanor Josaitis Award
    Dwane Casey
    Coach, Detroit Pistons 
  • Visionary Award
    United Way for Southeastern Michigan
    Accepted by Dr. Darienne Driver Hudson, CEO 
  • Lloyd E. Reuss Corporate Leadership Award
    Jim Tobin
    Executive Vice President, Magna International

Watch Heroes for HOPE Virtual

Focus: HOPE’s annual Heroes for HOPE event recognizes community leaders dedicated to social justice through passionate commitment to work reflecting our mission of intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty & injustice, while supporting the organization’s efforts to provide paths forward for many metro Detroiters. 

Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE - presented by Magna and WDIV-Local 4

Watch Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE 2020

Eleanor’s March 4 HOPE has, for over 45 years, brought thousands of men, women and children of every background together to walk the streets of Detroit in support of social justice issues important to them, and of our mission of promoting a metropolitan community where everyone can truly live in freedom, harmony, trust, and affection.

We invite you to join us in building a better future for all. 

Watch Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE here

These generous sponsors helped make the Weekend of HOPE possible!







Purvis & Foster


Beth Ardisana  

Jay Craig 

Steve Jensen

Scott Sandefur 

Matt & Mona Simoncini

 Jim & Jane Tobin