About Us

Support the Island you love – Elbow Cay! Restore Hope Foundation has been busy since it was established in late 2019 supporting first phase clearance of debris left in the wake of the hurricane and action to support re-powering Elbow Cay which has been without main electricity since September 1, 2019. We have zero administrative overhead – every cent given goes on restoration. We have full charitable status – gifting is tax efficient. Our contractors are locals, working at favourable rates while they rebuild their lives. Every donation goes 100% on the projects – no consultants or advisers.

Michael E. Hatchard - President

Formerly head of the English law practice at Skadden Arps from its inception in 1994, until retirement from the practice of law in December 2017, now assisting directors, family offices and companies navigating governance and the challenge of non ordinary course events. Michael spent his childhood in the Bahamas and has known Hope Town since 1967. He is busy building a home on the island with friends.

Holly Thompson - Vice President

Holly has a degree in Historical Preservation and Interior Design, Holly built a successful practice in Charleston, where she designed some of the most distinguished homes and commercial spaces in the burgeoning city. As word of her natural ability to seamlessly combine comfort, form and function got out, demand for her work grew up and down the eastern seaboard- from as far north as Boston all the way to Abaco, where she's had a family home for nearly two decades

Dick Franyo

Owner The Boatyard Boatyard Bar & Grill Annapolis, MD with a 30 year investment career with Alex. Brown & Sons, BT Alex Brown, and Deutsche Bank where he was head of Investment Banking. Dick is a homeowner in Hope Town.

Rutledge Bradford

Rutledge Bradford Rutledge M. Bradford is the founder and President of Bradford Cederberg, PA. She is a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the College of Charleston in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Emory Law School in 1991. While at Emory, she was a member of the Moot Court Society and represented Emory in Moot Court competitions. Rutledge is a homeowner on Elbow Cay.

Teddy Turner

Teddy Turner is from South Carolina is a frequent visitor to Elbow Cay.

Ashleigh Dane

Ashleigh is a partner in Equus Development partners, a boutique real estate and development group based out of Charleston SC. She and her partners focus on high-end senior housing, opportunistic land redevelopment and hospitality. She is involved in every stage of development from land acquisition, rezoning, and proforma creation to asset management. Ashleigh’s background is in private equity and finance and she attended Vanderbilt for her MBA in Finance.

Joanne Feinstein

Abacobuzz.com has built a reputation for creating relevant and effective ad campaigns for the local Abaco market and has become the go to site for marketing an advertising all things Abaco.