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Hope Beyond Hope is dedicated to maximizing the health of all people, while focusing on how the underserved are understood and cared for.


Our Vision

Hope Beyond Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit, established in 2009, which is dedicated to maximizing the health of all people in the United States and the world, with particular attention to the less fortunate, to help change how the underserved are understood and cared for. 


Hope Beyond Hope works to foster a community of like minded individuals and organizations to facilitate a social movement of wellness.


To that end, Hope Beyond Hope strives to be the nexus for stakeholders, to be the creator and the fulcrum for ideas, and to spark the synergy needed to effect meaningful change. 

Our Mission

Hope Beyond Hope works to positively effect how all people are understood and cared for by:


  • acting as convener of individuals and organizations who believe and strive for the health of all people and seek ways to improve health care;
  • reforming medication philanthropy to increase the supply, access and network of how and where people can obtain their medication;
  • creating new constructs, in collaboration with stakeholders, to acquire and leverage data to improve the health of individuals and society; 
  • providing a platform for stakeholders to continue an open dialogue.



In 2003, Dr. Bruce Wolf created The Dispensary of Hope, a 501c3 nonprofit


The Dispensary of Hope was conceived and designed to become the first national entity licensed and regulated to receive and distribute excess drug samples and large amounts of medications previously earmarked for destruction. Thus far, over $25,000,000 of medication has been collected from the systematic pick up of excess drug samples donated by over 1300 physicians and clinics.


One day, the Dispensary of Hope was offered ten million pills of an over-produced medication and one million of another pill. These staggering offers were juxtaposed upon the reality that there were over 20,000 drugs/dosages/formulations used in America. 


In 2009, Dr. Wolf left the Dispensary of Hope and created Hope Beyond Hope (HBH) initially to try and reclaim the vast reservoirs of over produced and unused medications in America. 




In March of 2011, Hope Beyond Hope convened a two-day strategy session, The Summit of Hope, to discuss potential reservoirs and other aspects of medication philanthropy. In discussions with stakeholders before and during the Summit, reservoirs were no longer seen as the main priority. Other ideas emerged that helped HBH formulate a broader, more inclusive vision to facilitate the underserved population’s access to medication, as well as lead to a better understanding of the spectrum of the indigent. 


With the increasing costs and demands of health care and its reforms, Hope Beyond Hope gradually evolved its thinking to consider and plan for the entire population, while maintaining its focus on the most needy. 


HBH proceeds on a trajectory to design and implement various health care improvements/solutions, while remaining open to health care reform, innovation and collaboration. 




Bruce Wolf, MD

Bruce Wolf, MD is the Founder of the non-profits, The Dispensary of Hope and Hope Beyond Hope. He has been an allergist in private practice and a Vanderbilt Clinical Professor for 20 years.


Dr. Wolf received his BA in English from Amherst College and his M.D. degree from the University of Louisville. He did his residency in Internal Medicine in Albany, New York and his Fellowship in Allergy in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Allergy.  

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Kate Payne, JD, RN

Kate Payne, JD, RN serves as the ethicist and as an advisor to Hope Beyond Hope. 


Kate received a BS in Biological Sciences with a focus in human anatomy from Colorado State University (1979) and a BS in Nursing from Rush University, College of Nursing (1982). She went on to complete a JD from Pepperdine School of Law (1989) and was later a fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Pritzker School of Medicen, University of Chicago (1993-94). She will complete a MA in conflice management from David Lipscomb University in 2015.

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