Keynote Speaker: Richard J. Berry, former mayor of Albuquerque, NM

Initiator of “There’s a Better Way” to end homelessness



Keynote speaker for Raising Hope, Richard Berry, brings to Savannah years of experience and success implementing innovative strategies to reduce homelessness.

As two-term mayor of Albuquerque, Mr. Richard Berry advanced initiatives to provide daily work and housing for the homeless, programs he respectively named “There’s A Better Way” and “Albuquerque Heading Home.” Mr. Berry’s TedxTalk on the subject of homelessness has received over 1.1 million views..

During his time as mayor, Mr. Berry served as chairman of the US Conference of Mayors Metro Economies Committee and as chairman of the Community Leaders of America (CLA). Before being elected as Mayor of Albuquerque, Mr. Berry also served in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

ABOUT RAISING HOPE: Scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Raising Hope is chaired by Ginna Carroll. Attracting over 300 business and community leaders, Raising Hope is Union Mission’s largest fundraiser, providing support for short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, culinary job training and much more. For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Mark Toth, Director of Strategy & Development, at 248-770-3933 or


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