2023 Evening of Hope

The House of Hope is thrilled to host Ben Carson on March 6, 2023 at the Florence Center.


Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in, On March 2nd, 2017, as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.

Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has recognized more than 7,300 scholars, awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships, and installed more than 150 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.

Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.

Houses Fore Hope

In June, the House of Hope, along with Community Broadcasters will be hosting an annual Golf Tournament to raise money to help with our tiny homes program in HOPE Village.  If you’d like to participate please call or email either of the Julies and they will take care of you, Julie Maxham, Julie Carroll  at 843-667-9000 or email at jmaxham@hofh.org

Become a Hole Sponsor! Bring a tent and a table and meet our golfers. It’s a great way for local businesses to meet other community leaders and future business prospects. $250
Sign Sponsor. We will put your sign out for all to see. $100
“Fore” some. Bring three friends for lunch and golf. Company logo in the program. $325
Hole in One. Put the prize at the hole, with signs and representative. $400
Closest to Pin. Like a Hole Sponsor but better. You get to be at the tee and the green. $400
Cart Sponsor. Have your logo on all the carts. $500

If you’d just like to help with this fundraiser, click the button below and choose “Golf Tournament” on the drop down!

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Evening of Hope 2022

Speakers Darryl and Tracy Strawberry

2021 Evening of Hope

2020 Evening of Hope

Speaker: Kirk Cameron and Music by: Anthony Evans

2019 Evening of Hope

Speakers: Willie and Korie Robertson

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