2024 ‘Hope Givers’ and Honorees for the 'Person of the Year' Named by Samaritan's Feet

Hope Givers, representing financial, technology, and healthcare industries, join Samaritan’s Feet global efforts and will be celebrated at the 2024 Barefoot Gala.

Samaritan's Feet International is pleased to announce nine outstanding servant leaders as "Hope Givers"; all exemplify its mission through their professional and philanthropic contributions. These individuals and couples are committed to “inspiring others in the community and enriching the lives of the 1.5 billion children and people infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil around the world through the gift of shoes and a message of hope.” Together, they have a goal of raising over $600,000 to help provide shoes to those in need.

2024 ‘Hope Givers’ Honorees:

  • Jeff Adams, Regional Vice President, Select and Bi Sales and Distribution, Travelers – Charlotte, NC
  • Dr. Jennifer Bath, CEO and President, ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. – Fargo, ND
  • Craig Gaffin, President, Orthopaedics, Smith & Nephew – Memphis, TN
  • Noel Goggin, CEO and Culture Leader, Conga – Alpharetta, GA
  • Daniel Mastropolo, Entrepreneur; and Candace Mastropolo, Financial Services Director – Raleigh, NC
  • Erika Swilley, Executive Director, NBPA Foundation – New York, NY
  • Graham Van Horn, President, Van Horn Financial Services; and Courtney Van Horn, Asst. Trust Officer – Sioux Falls, SD

All ‘Hope Givers’ will be recognized at the 13th annual Barefoot Gala on November 9 at the Revelry in Charlotte, NC.

“We are incredibly grateful for the dedication and passion of our Hope Givers. Their commitment to our cause not only brings hope to countless individuals but also empowers communities to thrive. Together, we are making a profound impact by ensuring that every step these children, adults, and seniors take is filled with possibility and promise,” said Tracie Ohonme, Co-Founder of Samaritan’s Feet.

The HOPE (Health, Opportunity, Peace, and Education) Givers program offers a platform for giving back through Samaritan’s Feet, the chance to save the lives of children globally infected with parasites and illnesses caused by foot-borne diseases, while creating opportunities for kids to go to school, and a framework to inject love and peace to hurting communities. All participants have committed to serve as ambassadors and raise at least $25,000 each to serve over 500 children with a new pair of shoes with a message of hope. The goal for each honoree is to maximize their network to impact as many individuals as possible.

To learn more about our 2024 Hope Givers or to support their campaigns, please visit https://www.samaritansfeet.live/2024-hope-givers.

Source: Samaritan's Feet

About Samaritan's Feet

Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that serves and inspires hope in people around the world by providing them with new shoes.

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