Investing in Dreams: Orange County Dinner & Auction

November 8, 2018

Newport Beach, California – Balboa Bay Resort

Event Details

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration deadline: November 4, 2018

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Check-in at: 5:00 pm

Cost: Ticket $150

Event contact
Holly Wylie

Dress code:

Business/dressy casual

Special instructions: If you would like to donate an auction item or be an event sponsor, please contact Holly Wylie at 714.580.2477 or


Around the world, more than 1 in 4 people live on less than $3.10 a day, limiting their access to necessities like food, shelter, and clean water. A similar number are disconnected from financial services—without a way to invest in a small business or a secure place to save money for their families.

In response to these challenges, HOPE International is leading with both (1) the Good News of God’s love and (2) financial tools to promote income-generating activities. Through discipleship, biblically based training, a safe place to save, and loans, we equip men and women around the world to invest in their dreams.

Join us as HOPE’s president and CEO, Peter Greer, shares how HOPE helps families flourish.

The evening will include:

- Mobile bidding silent auction
- Dinner with live entertainment by Christian comedian Nazareth
- Message from HOPE’s president and CEO, Peter Greer
- Fund-a-dream live auction (Fundraising goal $800,000)

$250 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 12 clients.

$1,000 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 51 clients.

$5,000 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 259 clients.

$10,000 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 518 clients.

$20,000 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 1,036 clients.

$35,000 has the potential to help HOPE’s network serve 1,813 clients.

Numbers based on historical (2018) data.

Location and directions

Balboa Bay Resort

1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California 92663

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Peter Greer

Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda.

He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

As an advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has been a speaker at a number of conferences, and he has been featured by Christianity Today, World, Forbes, CNN, and RELEVANT.

He has also written The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard, 2013), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, 2014; selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst, 2014), Stop Helping Us (2014), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son Keith, 2014), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley, 2015), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty, 2015), Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith, 2016), and The Board and the CEO (with David Weekley, 2017).

Currently, Peter serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner.

Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children, Keith, Lilianna, and Myles.