Hope Town United | Together We Can Rebuild Hope

Together We Can Rebuild Hope



Our Vision For Hope

Hope Town United is the organizational and economic engine for the restoration of Elbow Cay following Hurricane Dorian, with a focus on preserving the historic architecture of the Hope Town settlement while constructing a modernized, environmentally sustainable infrastructure that will benefit the people of Elbow Cay for years to come.

Our Goals

Provide direct aid to the residents of Elbow Cay to facilitate their rebuilding process

Prioritize the re-employment of the residents of Elbow Cay to help restart the island’s economy.

Ensure that Elbow Cay’s restoration is community-led, with representation and support from every constituency on island.

Lead the restoration and rebuilding of Elbow Cay’s government buildings and small businesses.

Identify, fund, and supervise the construction of island infrastructure inclusive of renewable energy generation, and sustainable and modernized public water supply, sewage system, roadways, waste disposal, and hot & chilled water distribution.

Collaborate with the Bahamian Central Government to expedite and facilitate the rebuilding and restoration process, ensuring that Elbow Cay returns to its position as the tourism epicenter of Abaco.

Who We Are

Sands Family Foundation

Philanthropic arm of the Sands family, founders of Constellation Brands, the largest multi-category beverage alcohol company in the world.

Constellation Brands

A Fortune 500 company and one of the leading international producers and marketers of beer, wine and spirits including Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Svedka vodka and Casa Noble tequila.

Matt Winslow

Member of the Sands family, Managing Director of WildStar Partners (Sands family office) and Hope Town community member. Connect with Matt on LinkedIn

Brian Malone

Former Hope Town Fire Chief and emergency responder, 8th generation descendent of Wyannie Malone.

Frank Knowles

8th generation descendant, active Hope Town community member, entrepreneur for 20 years and realtor on Elbow Cay for the last 16 years.



EXP will provide expert, objective oversight and consultation working with HTU and community-led committees to recommend the most cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure solutions for Elbow Cay.

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

BCG was hired by the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the City of New York after Superstorm Sandy, to develop disaster relief and recovery strategies. BCG will work with HTU and the Hope Town Community on organizational structure and impact investment strategies.

Precision Strategies

Precision Strategies will work with HTU to create a compelling narrative and international fundraising campaign platform. Integrated marketing and communications agency founded by the digital team that led the successful reelection campaign for President Obama in 2012.