National Hospice Foundation Gala

The National Hospice Foundation Gala Raises Money for Disaster Relief

The 2018 National Hospice Foundation Gala was held on Tuesday, April 24 at the Washington Hilton. The event, held in conjunction with NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference & Advocacy Intensive, was a great success, honored the innovators of hospice, and raised funds to support the programs of the Foundation including NHF’s Disaster Relief Fund.

The program featured NHPCO’s Edo Banach and John Mastrojohn, NHPCO Board Chair Jan Jones, Foundation Council Chair and member of NHPCO Board of Directors Darren Bertram, and Auctioneer Sherry Truhlar. John introduced the live appeal which raised over $49K for NHF’s Disaster Relief Fund.  Guests were also generous in both the silent and live auction.

A highlight of the evening was the variety of musical acts from start to finish. Guests were entertained during the cocktail hour by PopCulture Strings. A singer joined PopCulture Strings with their rendition of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ to lead guests to their seats for dinner. Once seated, electric cellist Benjamin Gates opened the program playing Aerosmith’s Dream On. And finally, the fun and hip sounds from local D.C. band Aztec Sun inspired guests to dance the night away.

Thank you to the sponsors, donors, attendees, and all who helped make this event possible.

National Hospice Foundation Gala by the Numbers
Sponsorships - $200K
Live Auction - $36K
Silent Auction and Raffle - $13K
Disaster Relief - $47K

Stay tuned for details on the 2019 National Hospice Foundation Gala. Reserve your spot today! Contact us at for more information.

Thank you to our 2018 Gala Sponsors