Pictured is the future of Hope Family Village.

Maybe these graduating MBA and undergraduate students will do other things with their lives, but on Saturday they adeptly moved Hope Family Village forward by staging a grand event.

Graciously hosted at the home of Phi Gamma Delta, the Fiji House, brought together – by the current field consultancy team from the College of William and Mary’s Mason Business School Center of Entrepreneurship  – were the brothers, family caregivers, our Williamsburg Fairweather Lodge members and stakeholders (House of Mercy, City Council). The present and future of hope.

What was the grand event?

Part celebration of the Virginia Senate Floor passing SB 30, the set aside of property for Hope Family Village’s 25-family community project. One step closer to a dream. Part conversation and fun.

Breaking Bread

Part breaking bread, cooking and sharing a meal together. Part creative exercises – involving the W&M student team, the brothers, and the villagers – to share with each other who we are, what we think and believe, what defines us, and why we are creating this very special place.

The student team learned about us. We learned about them. What we demonstrated is how easy and effortless it is to come together, work together, with a common purpose.Home, family, care, acceptance, inspiration.

It was a beautiful day.