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2020 Celebrating Better Futures!

Our beloved Better Futures Luncheon goes virtual this year and we can’t wait for you to join us!

From October 13th to 16th we celebrate youth stories, share the perspectives of our staff and supporters,  and give you an opportunity to invest in the futures of our students and of Hilltop Artists.

Scroll down to register for the auction and store, and as a Table Captain or Supporter!

Mark your calendars for these important dates

October 13 10 AM: Auction opens
October 13 12 PM: Lunchtime Kickoff over Zoom with Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Keith and special guests
October 16 8 PM: Auction closes
October 16 Table Captain Watch Party (Organized by individual Table Captains)
October 22 virtual Wrap Party Happy Hour with Trivia and Cocktails for donors

You can help us reach our goal!


We’re still accepting sponsorships! Make sure to register as a sponsor by October 1, 2020.

Register for the Auction and/or Become a Supporter

We have three ways you can support Hilltop Artists this year:

  • register for the auction,
  • become a Table Captain and lead a team to reach a fundraising goal, or
  • join as an individual Supporter, make your donation, and encourage others to give as well.

You may select either option or both from the buttons above!


If you would like to bid and make purchases in our auction and store, make sure to download the Givi app and search for Hilltop Artists to find our event.

To look back at last year’s Better Futures Luncheon, please visit this page!

2019 Better Futures Luncheon

Last year, luncheon guests were so inspired by the student speakers that 50 people signed up for our monthly giving membership, the Murrini Club.

Murrini Club members provide stable support for Hilltop Artists’ tuition-free programming. Learn more about the Murrini Club and join today!

Not able to join us, but still want to support our students? Please consider making a gift in lieu of attendance. Your donation will help make more hopeful stories like last year’s speakers’ possible.

Looking for our Table Captain Portal?

Click here for all the details Table Captains need

Better Futures Celebration Week Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors


Benefactor Level


Patron Level


Gaffer Level


In-Kind Sponsors

Become a Sponsor!

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Better Futures Celebration Week, please contact Monique Simkova by email. Check our our exciting sponsorship opportunities here, options for year round partnerships. 


Thank you to our 2019 Table Captains

Angela Aliabadi
Jp Avila
Anne Bartlett
Jami Block
Morgan Bobabilla
TJ Bohl
Mary Boone
Sharon Chambers-Gordon
Dale Chihuly
Dana Coggon
Jeff Cortazzo
Audrey Cosgrove-Lewandowski
Oliva Cox
Kathy Creso
Nowell Dicarlo
Vanessa Donahue
Tafona Ervin
Brenda Goldstein-Young
Jennie Griek

Jodi Herchold
Jennifer Hernandez
Lori Hess
Gwen Ingles
Liz Jacobsen
Jasmyn Jefferson
Winnie Johnson
Kim Keith
Susan Keith
Julie Lancour
Danielle Langvad
Debbie Lenk
Deborah Li
Alecia Loetzke
Mara Loveday
Heather MacMaster
Terri Mann
Renee Martin
Therese Hammill

Stephanie Nicklaus
Peggy Nixon
Doug Page
Trish Pereira
Carly Roberts
Sarah Rumbaugh
Bill Ryberg
David Setford
Erin Shagren
Kathy Smith
Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
Heidi West
Amy Woodruff
LaTasha Wortham
Ann Zenczak
Sallie Zimmer