National Hospice Foundation Gala

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30pm - 11pm
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

A Night of Generosity and Celebration!

The 2017 National Hospice Foundation Gala was held May 2, 2017, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Over 300 people attended the event that raised funds for the Foundation and for the Lighthouse of Hope Fund – one of NHF’s most successful initiatives.

Master of Ceremonies Ron Culberson opened the program with an entertaining monologue and helped set the stage for a successful night. Sherry Truhlar from Red Apple Auctions did a wonderful job motivating the audience to be generous and donate. The live auction garnered over $8,000in funds to support the Foundation.

During the live appeal, attendees gave to the Lighthouse of Hope Fund, an NHF program that provides funding to NHPCO member organizations for patients who have a special wish or dream they would like to fulfill. A video highlighting some of the patients who received assistance from this program tugged at everyone’s heartstrings. The live appeal raised approximately $25,000 for Lighthouse of Hope – money that will help NHF continue to grant
experiences for hospice patients and their loved ones.

One of the many highlights of the evening was a drum performance by NHPCO’s new President and CEO Edo Banach. Sherry Truhlar promised that Edo would show off his musical talents if the attendees could raise a bit more money for Lighthouse of Hope; they rose to the challenge! Edo hopped up on stage mid-program and performed a song with the band Shakewell. The performance was great and brought a lot energy and excitement to the room.

“The event was made possible by the incredible generosity of the sponsors, donors, and attendees,” says NHPCO Vice President of Philanthropy and Access Sarah Meltzer. “NHF thanks all those who participated in making the evening such a great success.”


2017 Sponsors