Children’s Hope Gala


March 25, 2023
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Main Street Station
First Floor Shed
1500 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Event Support

Rachel Wallace, Special Events Coordinator

Calling all champions of the children!

Benefitting Bon Secours Pediatric Programs and Services

Children are the future, and their futures depend on good health. With your help, all kids can turn to Bon Secours when facing medical challenges, an injury, or even a terminal illness. Your generous support of the Children's Hope Gala provides crucial funding for an array of pediatric programs and services at Bon Secours.

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation's Children's Hope Gala is one of Richmond's premier charity events, attended each year by more than 350 guests. Many who participate are grateful for the compassionate care their own young loved ones have received at Bon Secours and want to pay it forward for other families.

Children's Hope Gala Logo


6:00PM - 7:00PM

Registration opens

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and the silent auction

7:00PM - 9:30PM

Take a seat to enjoy dinner, programming, and our live auction

9:30PM - 11:00 PM

Bust a move on the dance floor and enjoy our late-night snacks

Ann Carpin, a smiling blonde woman, speaks at a podium

Emcee and Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation President, Ann Carpin, welcomes everyone to the 2022 Children’s Hope Gala

The planning committee stand for a photo at the Children's Hope Gala

The 2022 Children’s Hope Gala Planning Committee, (left to right), Marissa Plante, Laura Lee, Lisa Rountree, Dana Miller, Alexis Kennett, Laura Murphy, Laura Berkey (Co-Chair), Lang Liebman, Francesca Purcell (Co-Chair), Mary Cate Ferguson, Allie Oristian, Lynn Johnson, Meg Pevarski, Jodie Crabill and Janet Swint. Not pictured, Christine Cisternino, Emily Laux, Meg Standing, Adrien Van Note and Kelly Wiltshire

Guests eating dinner at circular tables in an event space

Children’s Hope Gala attendees enjoying the event program and seated dinner by Groovin’ Gourmets

Round tables set with fancy dinnerware before guests arrive.

Pre-event shot of the beautiful ballroom décor. Flowers arranged by the gala committee!

A golf cart is raffled off

Fully loaded golf car, generously donated by Peebles Golf Cars, raised over $16,000 in raffle sales

Bidders energetically wave their bid cards during a live auction

Energetic live auction bidding, led by Justin Swisher, of Swisher Auctions

Exterior photo of Richmond's Main Street Station

The 2022 Children’s Hope Gala venue, Richmond’s Main Street Station

Guests peruse items at a silent auction

Guest surveying a diverse silent auction display featuring trips, local packages, jewelry and more!

Coordinated pediatric care for Silas' specialized needs, because of you

Meet Silas Cole and his family. Because of donors like you, they can turn to Bon Secours for the medical care and therapies Silas needs for his extremely rare Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome diagnosis.

Planning Committee


Laura Berkey
Lisa Rountree

Committee Members

Andrea Balch
Christine Cisternino
Heather Cole
Jodie Crabill
Laura Dorsey
Mary Cate Ferguson
Rachel Forchione
Lynn Johnson
Alexis Kennett
Laura Lee
Lang Liebman

Dana Miller
Laura Murphy
Allie Oristian
Meg Pevarski
Marissa Plante
Francesca Purcell
Kristen Reece
Ashley Schmitt
Adrien Van Note
Carter Warren

Our Sponsors


Dorsey Family & Diamond Billiards


EVR Research

Champion of the Children

DPR Construction


Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation

Green Screen

Estes Express Lines


Peggy Wilson


Paul and Lauren Hepper Charitable Giving Fund


Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary's
The NewMarket Foundation


Family of Amy Elaine Grier 1986-2010
Danny Welsch, Realtor - Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.
SouthState Bank

We Can't Wait to See You