Message from the Chairs

Inspiring Hope Campaign 2

Dear Friend,

We are excited to be Co-Chairing the Helping Up Mission (HUM) Inspiring Hope Campaign to serve Women and Children in need.

When we were asked to lead this $40 million campaign to provide a home environment for over 200 women (and their children) who are battling addiction, we just knew we had to step up. HUM has a proven 12-month residential spiritual recovery program for men. It’s time we offer it to women.

With the major drug epidemic ravaging our city and surrounding counties that has led to much of the violence and death we hear about each day, we continually ask ourselves, “What can we do to help? How can we make a difference?” For more than 100 years, HUM has been serving men in need, and now they are addressing the urgent need to serve women battling addiction and homelessness. By giving to the Inspiring Hope Campaign, you too can make a truly life changing difference in the lives of many hurting women and their children, and future generations to come.

Please join us in giving generously to the Inspiring Hope Campaign so together we can provide hope for so many women and children in our community and beyond.

With sincere appreciation,
Gayle & Frank Kelly III

Campaign Cabinet

Bob Gehman, CEO, HUM
Gayle and Frank Kelly, III, Campaign Co-Chairs
Jim Longenecker, Campaign Director
Chuck Knudsen, Campaign Leadership Chair
Kristen Anderson, Campaign Coordinator
Stuart Erdman, Campaign Cabinet
Ellen Knudsen, Campaign Cabinet
Kris Sharrar, Campaign Cabinet
Mike Stitcher, Campaign Cabinet
Eileen Toohey, Carter, Campaign Counsel

HUM Board of Directors

Robert F. Ohler, Board President
Bruce R. Mortimer, Board Vice President
David M. Wyand, Board Secretary
Matt Bauer, Board Treasurer
Chuck Piel
Debbie I. Wooden
John A. Ammon
Stuart A. Erdman
Keith W. Hiss
Charles E. Knudsen
Mary A. Lashley, Ph.D.
Kimberly N. Lewis
David E. McQuay
Michael Stitcher

For more information please contact:

Jim Longenecker, Campaign Director
jlongenecker@helpingup.org or 410-675-7500 x151
1029 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21202