2024 Sparkle of Hope will be held on
Thursday, November 14, 2024 honoring
Rob Davis, Chairman and CEO, Merck

The 2024 Sparkle of Hope will be held on
Thursday, November 14, 2024 at 5:30pm
At The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, NJ

Please join us as we celebrate Community Hope and its work helping homeless veterans, veteran families and adults with mental illness.


Rob Davis

Rob Davis

Chairman & CEO, Merck

The Gala Chairs

Leadership Chair

Brenton L. Saunders

Brenton L. Saunders

Chairman and CEO
Bausch+Lomb Corporation

Founding Chair

Fred Hassan

Fred Hassan

Caret Group
Warburg Pincus

The Sparkle of Hope Gala was founded in 1997 by pharmaceutical icon Fred Hassan and has raised over $20 million in support of Community Hope. Now in its 28th year, this signature event brings together the pharmaceutical and related industries and their leaders in support of Community Hope’s residential and support services which complement pharmaceutical advancements in mental health treatment. In 2017, Founding Chair, Fred Hassan turned over leadership of the event to Brent Saunders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb. Under Brent Saunders’ leadership, has grown into one of NJ’s signature networking events. The 2024, event, honoring Rob Davis, Chairman and CEO, Merck promises to be an unforgettable event!

2023 Sparkle of Hope Event Journal

Sparkle of Hope Journal 2023

Thank you to our 2024 supporters!

Contact Peggy Banko, Development Director at mbanko@communityhope-nj.org or by phone at 973-463-9600 ext. 303 with questions or more information.

View The 2022 Sparkle of Hope Gala

By The Numbers

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