Ed White 1954 – 2016
Ed White was one of the first retailers in New Hope to support the idea of New Hope Celebrates and he became the pioneer treasurer from 2003-2006. He was a man loved by many: a longtime businessman who later toured the country as a freelance financial consultant/speaker at many major corporations. In addition he loved music, played the piano like an angel and had the voice of one as well. Many evenings in his retirement he entertained guests at the Lexington House Bed and Breakfast, which he and his partner Mike owned, and he also sang at local cabarets. Also, he was a an agent for Bob Egan Entertainment. Ed’s perfect attention to detail gave New Hope Celebrates it’s strong financial foundation, generating revenue which later turned into grant monies for such local non-profits as Fighting Aids Continuously Together (FACT) The Rainbow Room and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC.) He also served as treasurer of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce for some time. We miss Ed’s wit, enthusiasm and love for life. A good man gone too soon.