The H.O.P.E Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN# 47-1725363) that strives to support education through scholarships to individuals pursuing a future in the arts. Co- Founded by Celebrity Chef and TV Personality Kristin Sollenne and Sweet Life Events President Monica Kline-Kazas.
Our mission at the H.O.P.E. Foundation is to “Help Others Pursue Education” in the visual and culinary arts. We strive to enhance the future of rising stars and young, up-and-comers. The H.O.P.E. Foundations goal is to aid our youth with pursuing their educational goals in the arts, by granting monetary scholarships through the foundations various fundraising efforts.
As a rising Culinary Star and Food Network Judge, Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-up Italian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regular appearances on WCBS’s Morning News and WLNY’s “Live from the Couch,” as well as a feature on NBC’s “Today” show, Fox5 Good Day New York, Fox Business The Willis Report, The Better Show and Veria Living. She was honored in 2013 as one of Zagat's top 30 under 30. In 2014, she was featured on season ten of Food Network Star as a mentor to contestant Luca Della Casa.
Kristin is passionate about the future of our youth and being a part of their continued development in the visual, culinary and performing arts.
As President of the Sweet Life Events Group, Monica Kline-Kazas brings over 22 years of experience in event execution, and 15 years of expertise in the non-profit sector. Monica finds her niche in the event planning world and began working with corporate events in the high-tech industry, executing events such as field sales meeting's, product launches, celebrity golf tournaments, to national tradeshows. After 10-years in corporate event execution, Monica was recruited by an international beauty pageant to lend her expertise to the beauty industry. Monica has traveled all over the world planning pageants, fashion shows and runway productions.
Monica carries out the vision of H.O.P.E. through every fundraising effort and is passionate about empowering our youth to pursue their educational goals in the arts.