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H.O.P.E. was formed April 7th, 1997 as a Utah Nonprofit organization. It is an offshoot of H.E.L.P. (Help Every Living Person) that was started in 1988. It provides thousands of dollars every year to other nonprofit organizations. Most contributors usually want to remain anonymous. We accept donations from other nonprofit organizations, corporations, and individuals.


Rob Haertel is the founder and trustee of H.O.P.E. He is a graduate of Murray High School and got his undergraduate at BYU. He is also a graduate of the University of Utah, MBA program, and Concord Law School. He has started and operated several small businesses over the past 35 years. He has specialized in the development of youth programs for nonprofit organizations.