About The Event

For twenty-five years a dedicated group of individuals hosted an amazing event in our community. The event, originally known as the Omar T. Pace Gala, became The Evening of Hope Gala and over the years it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support American Cancer Society services in Western Massachusetts and beyond. In addition, it honored the courage and hard work of many individuals with the Omar T. Pace Award each year.

In 2021, the American Society is will begin a new distinguished event tradition, rising from the legacy of great work done by so many of the incredible individuals who supported the Gala.


  • Spirit sampling from Berkshire Mountain Distillers 

  • Hors d'oeuvres 

  • Entertainment including music, group medium crossover readings, liquor workshops, silent auction and more 

  • Spirit Awards - including the Omar T. Pace Spirit Awards

  • High-end dinner stations featuring local spirits and local food 

  • Open bar including liquor from Berkshire Mountain Distillers and beer from Berkshire Brewing Company 

  • Interactive dessert stations 

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Where: Springfield City Library and Quadrangle