HTA is the presenting sponsor of the event, which hopes to raise over $300,000 to provide BHGH scholars with a quality education, holistic support and family-like housing. BHGH scholars will speak at the breakfast about the impact of the organization and how it has changed their lives. Herm Edwards, former NFL head coach, ESPN Analyst and the new head coach of Sun Devil Football is the keynote speaker. In addition to inspiring and educating guests and helping to further raise awareness and support of the organization, this year BHGH will be honoring F. Michael Geddes, long-time board member and supporter.
Scott Peters, CEO and founder of HTA and BHGH board member stated, "It is our corporate and social responsibility to give back to the community. I strongly believe in helping children who strive to be well educated and nothing is more rewarding than seeing them reach their full potential with the help of Boys Hope Girls Hope and its supporters."
The mission of BHGH is to help academically capable and motivated children in need to reach their full potential by providing value-centered homes, opportunities and education through college. It is their objective to serve promising, highly motivated children in need with educational scholarships, academic support, enrichment opportunities, and the resources scholars need to reach their full potential, which sometimes includes housing. Through BHGH, scholars gain access to the resources and support necessary to attain a college degree, become true leaders in their communities, and break the generational cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. BHGH of Arizona was established in 1989 with the opening of the Boys Hope Residential Home in Phoenix. The Girls Hope Home opened in Phoenix in 1989. The non-residential Community-Based Program began in 2004 to increase the number of children served. BHGH of Arizona currently serves 90 youth: 16 in residence, 42 in the community-based program and 32 in college. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, BHGH International has helped 15 cities in the U.S. develop programs. BHGH of Arizona is governed by a local board of directors and is 100 percent privately funded. All support raised for Arizona youth stays in Arizona.
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Chief Financial Officer
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
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