Calgary’s Hope in the City Fundraiser

Hope in the City Calgary skyline

Calgary Hope in the City luncheon
November 24, 2022
12-1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Calgary

Sponsorship Package and Ticket form

Tickets are $125 each, and tables of 10 are $1250
Please call 403-410-1122 or email us at to purchase your tickets.

Please join us November 24 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary for our first in-person Hope in the City luncheon since 2019, as we launch our annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Help us raise our $800,000 campaign goal by purchasing tickets, a table, or becoming a sponsor.

We are proud to announce our guest speaker, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, for what is sure to be an inspiring event.

Mayor Jyonti Gondek

Jyoti Gondek was sworn in as Calgary’s 37th mayor and the first woman to be elected to this role on October 25, 2021.

Prior to being elected as mayor, she served as city councillor for Ward 3 from 2017 to 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in urban sociology, and an M.A. in organizational sociology.

Throughout her career, Mayor Gondek has taken a big picture approach to pressing challenges. Often, she has found processes and policies exist simply because they have never been questioned. She has come to understand that by probing and chipping away at issues, we move forward with improvements that have meaning in our everyday lives.

Mayor Gondek’s professional background includes leading the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business where she examined the challenges facing Calgary’s commercial sector as property values in the core plummeted. She knew then that this issue would be a big one for Calgary. She also ran a successful consulting practice for 12 years helping clients in the energy and city-building sectors evolve their business models to fit a changing regulatory and economic environment.

Be the Hope for our neighbours in need

Thank you for your support of our annual Kettle campaign, and for helping Give Hope Today. Kettle donations stay local and fund our year-round programs and services that help Calgarians in need, including ESL classes, summer camp, toy hampers, school supplies, and much more.