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Who We Are

HOPE, Inc. is a Denton-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a United Way partner agency. Created in 1986 as a collaborative mission project of area churches, HOPE quickly began applying for and administering federal, state, and local grants.

HOPE, Inc. assists people who:
Executive Director

Dr. Alonzo Peterson

Executive Director

Dr. Alonzo Peterson is the Executive Director of Giving Hope Inc. Alonzo joined the organization in January 2013 with twelve years of experience in the non-profit sector. Alonzo is the former Executive Director of the Denton County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and helped the organization develop its first statewide volunteer program. Alonzo served as the Community Affairs Director for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and helped the organization manage and launch its 24 hour homeless service center, The Bridge. Alonzo was also a site director for the federal crime reduction program Weed and Seed.

2013 Board of Directors

President Robbie Torrey
Vice President Shari Brand
Secretary Dianne Randolph
Treasurer Janet Shelton
Development Associate Jonathan Jackson
Outreach ManagerLiz Buferd
Intake Associate Ann Sholes
Administrative Assistant Daniel Lee
COC Data Support Specialist Roshaun Epperson
Program Manager Sharell Clay
Program Manager Emma Fowler
Barbara Anderson
Kerrie Chapman
Allen Chick
Bob Stewart
Kimberly Sudderth
Kathryn Langley
Michael Pirtle
Lethia Fanuiel
Violet Hatcher