Our Team

Meet the people who make it happen.

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Meet the People that make it Happen

Our Team

Bob Kingston

Founder and President

"Being a mentor has been one of the best and most rewarding things that I have ever done. I have mentored 9 different young men and some I have known for 20+ years. What started an an hour a week has turned into a lifetime of joy for me and my family. . I strongly advise anyone that has an hour a week to give yourself the gift of mentorship."

Phyllis Hilkert

Director of Marketing and Communication

Phyllis Hilkert has had a successful business to business sales and marketing career in new technology, software, consulting, recruiting services and real estate. Her varied background has made her uniquely qualified to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Gift of Hope.Phyllis was introduced to the Gift of Hope by learning about it when Bob Kingston was a guest on a radio program where he spoke about the “Power of Mentoring” and its effect on a young person’s life. Phyllis was eager to learn more and contacted Bob to see how she may help. Bob and Phyllis immediately saw how a partnership would enhance Bob’s dream to take the Gift of Hope to a national level. Phyllis’s focus will be to carry out the national vision of the Gift of Hope to provide a mentor for every child in need. She is focusing on several media options to make it easy for anyone who thinks they would like to help a child to start that process or contribute financially to the cause. Phyllis is also a licensed PA Realtor® and Fitness Instructor.

Our Mentors

Bob Kingston

Bob Kingston

President of Gift of Hope

"Being a mentor has been one of the best and most rewarding things that I have ever done. I mentor 9 different young men and some I have known for 20+ years. What started an an hour a week has turned into a lifetime of joy for me and my family. . I strongly advise anyone that has an hour a week to give yourself the gift of mentorship."

Marybeth Carty

Marybeth Carty

Mentoring allows us the privilege of forging a unique connection with a young person, the responsibility of building and maintaining trust , the opportunity to offer life experience and explore possibilities together, and the joy of tapping into the energy of youth!

John Daly

John Daly

The Key Class

"Being a mentor has been one of the best and most rewarding things that I have ever done. I mentor 9 different young men and some I have known for 20+ years. What started an an hour a week has turned into a lifetime of joy for me and my family. . I strongly advise anyone that has an hour a week to give yourself the gift of mentorship."

Arnold Jaffe

Arnold Jaffe

Attorney

What I love about being a mentor is that I get more than I give. To become a friend with a young person and his family is a gift.. Life-long friendships are hard to come by. What I love about being a mentor is that all I have to do is be me, not a teacher, parent, coach. I am always prepared to be me. What is love about being a mentor is giving back for all the mentoring I have received, all of the characters that contributed to my character. What l love about being a mentor is being in the community of mentors around the world.

Sally Greene

Sally Greene

Entrepreneur

Being a Mentor is an extremely rewarding experience. I believe most Mentors would say they get a lot out of the relationships as well. Being a friend to a teen, learning to listen and suggest, not just tell them what to do, and doing things they might never do with their families. It can change lives.

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