We’ve been so very blessed in our lives and wish to share some of our gifts with the children of Central and South Texas, our home for over 30 years.  We created The Peter and Debbie Hope Fund to award grants annually to well-run 501(c)(3) organizations that promote the artistic sensibilities and physical fitness of kids in our community (although we occasionally bend these rules).    Our goal is to help engage and inspire the next generation of energetic, thoughtful and loving adults.

The Hope Fund is named in honor of one of our favorite poems…

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

– Emily Dickinson


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