Thank you to the 2017 Sponsors

The Ivy League Sponsors 

The Collegians Sponsors

Blooming Desert  |  W Holdings

The Academics Sponsors

   Albertsons/Safeway | Alliance Bank of Arizona
BEAM | Lighting Commercial Digital Systems
Conrad Hilton Foundation | Creative Design In Lighting Creative License International | Drink Hint
John and Tracy Eddy | Ernst & Young | Knoodle 
Fennemore Craig |  Meritage Homes Foundation
Life Fitness/ Advanced Exercise | The TEAM
Friends of St. Francis Xavier Elementary
National Bank of Arizona | Phoenix Suns
Bloom Photography 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM MST
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The Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom 
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Jacqueline Cruz 
Boys Hope Girls Hope Arizona 

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona launched the Success Starts with Hope Breakfast 12 years ago to provide a tremendous opportunity to share the mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope. The breakfast continues to inspire and educate guests and help further our mission by raising awareness and support.Join us this year to hear from some of the Scholars themselves
about the impact your support is making. There is no charge to attend.

For more information on our breakfast, about becoming a table captain or breakfast, contact Jacqueline at 602 266-4873 or


Registration is closed.
Please email with changes or additions.

 Keynote Speaker
Greg Scruggs, BHGH Cincinnati Alumni and New England Patriot

Greg Scruggs was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Anita Felton and Craig Scruggs Sr. While he enjoyed all the joys of being a kid with a great family and loving home, Greg’s life would forever change on February 12, 1999 when suddenly his father was killed in a fatal car accident.

It was at this young age that Greg began to exemplify some of his gifts of leadership, accountability and determination. Despite his mother’s best efforts, being a single mother of four was challenging. Seeking what was best for Greg, she placed him in the Boys Hope Girls Hope program. The program enabled Greg to excel and earn a diploma from the esteemed St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH.

Greg continued his education at the University of Louisville where he received his degree in Sociology. Upon graduation, the Seattle Seahawks selected Greg in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL draft where he would become a member of the 2014 Super Bowl 49 champions.

In 2017, Greg would go onto win his second Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. Greg is a firm believer in Christianity and a self-proclaimed philanthropist. He is the spokesperson for Boys Hope Girls Hope international and serves as a member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope International Board of Directors. While thankful for the many opportunities the NFL has afforded him, football, Greg says, is what he does, not who he is.

More Information on Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) is to help academically capable and motivated children-in-need to reach their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered homes, opportunities, and education through college. It is our objective to serve promising, highly motivated children-in need with educational scholarships, academic support, enrichment opportunities, and the resources scholars need to reach their full potential, which sometimes includes housing.

Through BHGH, scholars gain access to the resources and support necessary to attain a college degree, become true leaders in their communities, and break the generational cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. BHGH of Arizona was established in 1989 with the opening of the Boys Hope Residential Home in Phoenix. The Girls Hope Home opened in Phoenix in 1989. The non-residential Community-Based Program began in 2004 to increase the number of children served. BHGH of Arizona currently serves 90 youth: 16 in residence, 42 in the community-based program and 32 in college. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, BHGH International has helped 15 cities in the U.S. develop programs. BHGH of Arizona is governed by a local board of directors and is 100% privately funded.

All support raised for Arizona youth stays in Arizona.