NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE (2007 to 2010):
Upon arriving to the Napa Valley, Mr. Hopewell was asked to serve as a Board member for the NVOH. It was during this tenure that he and Margrit Mondavi established a wonderful friendship because of their mutual love for jazz. In addition, Mr. Hopewell was responsible for the initiating the fundraising efforts to address one of the NVOH challenges and as a result introduced the “Take a Seat” program. This endeavor enabled NVOH patrons to purchase “their own seat” in order to secure much needed funds.