Ball Homes Night of Hope

Since 2009, the Ball Homes Night of Hope has been the premier event of the year for the Hope Center. Supporters and clients of the Hope Center pack the Lexington Opera House in the late fall for an inspirational, entertaining and meaningful evening.

The program features uplifting music, video vignettes from Hope Center clients, and a candid, compelling talk from our featured speaker. All proceeds from the evening go to the Hope Center to battle homelessness, substance use disorder and mental health disorders. It is about a new way of life for hundreds of our clients and a celebration of you and the community members who make this possible.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the date for the 16th Annual Ball Homes Night of Hope in 2024!

Ball Homes Night of Hope event logo

We had so much fun at the 15th Annual Ball Homes Night of Hope on October 18!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors! 

Title Sponsor

Ball Homes Logo

Presenting Sponsor

Cathy Jacobs & Don Jacobs Sr. Charitable Foundation 

Gold Sponsors

A Godsend Roofing Logo
Alliance Coal Logo
Jubilee Jobs (for Bill + Erin Rouse)
Kentucky Utilities Logo
Rouse Companies Logo
Temper Sealy Logo
UK HealthCare Logo

Debra & Douglas Ezzell 

Rick & Mary Beth Griffith

Jill & John McCarty

Silver Sponsors

Builders FirstSource

Caller Properties, LLC

CHI Saint Joseph Health

Clay Ingels Co. LLC

Dr. Kent & Kim Davis 

HealthFirst Bluegrass

Kyles Companies

John McGurl & Michelle Gluck

UK College of Nursing

Wabuck Development Company, Inc.


Bronze Sponsors

Alpha Financial Partners

Atchison Construction

Bank of the Bluegrass

Beacon Property Management

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Bluegrass Office Systems, Inc.

Breeding Henderson & Hord PLLC

Patrick Brewer

Drs. Mary Lynne and Eli Capilouto

Clark Material Handling Company

Wes & Jennifer Coffman

Community Action Council

Jean & Gene Cravens

Dean Dorton

Energy Insurance Agency

Fifth Third Bank

Rufus & Melody Friday

Gorrell’s Computer Services 

Betsy & Louis Hillenmeyer

Integrity Architecture

Jack Kain Ford


Kentucky American Water

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance

Kentucky Housing Corporation

Lexington Housing Authority

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Meridian Wealth

MinuteMan Press

Mutual of America

New Vista

Pilgrim Baptist Church

PNC Bank

Dr. George & Mrs. Nawanna Privett

Recovery Cafe of Lexington

Ben & Martha Smith

Meg & Jim Sprow

The Ridge Behavioral Health System

Mike & Sue Townsend

University of Kentucky

Estate of Mary Van Lennep

Derek & Neal Vaughan

Vogel & Sanders Families


WesBanco, Inc.

Dr. Joseph Zerga