Children’s Hope Gala raises $250,000

| Bon Secours — Richmond, VA

Annual event raises $250,000 for Bon Secours pediatric care

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation's annual Children's Hope Gala hosted 380 guests at Main Street Station's First Floor Shed on March 26, 2022


Generous sponsors, attendees, auction bidders and other donors helped raise more than $250,000 for Bon Secours pediatric programs and services. 

Bidders competed for live and silent auction items. Packages included artwork from local artists, luxury trips to Tuscany and Kentucky, jewelry and other coveted prizes.

Dr. Bart Rountree, Executive Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Service Line, Richmond, VA 

A Blessing for Richmond's Children & Families

"Our extraordinary pediatric care team at Bon Secours provides excellent health care as well as social, emotional and complementary services that are not covered by insurance companies. We are blessed by the generosity of the community to help us support Richmond’s children and families at a time they need it most."

The Foundation depends on donations and proceeds from the Children's Hope Gala to provide vital funding for Bon Secours' pediatric services in the Richmond area. Funds from previous years' events have purchased state-of-the-art medical equipment designed especially for children's health care needs, as well as amenities to improve hospital stays for children like video game systems and Disney+ accounts. 

Bon Secours' pediatric services supported by donations to Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation include:

  • neonatal and pediatric intensive care units
  • pediatric emergency departments
  • general inpatient pediatric care
  • pediatric specialists including cleft and craniofacial, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, orthopedists, and dentists
  • comprehensive care given by nurses, social workers, child life specialists and dieticians
  • Noah’s Children hospice and palliative care
  • Richmond Hope Therapy Center intensive physical therapy for children

The 2022 Children’s Hope Gala Planning Committee

Gala attendees enjoy the event program and seated dinner 

Beautiful ballroom décor 

Energetic live auction bidding led by Justin Swisher of Swisher Auctions 

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

Guests browsing silent auction displays featuring trips, local packages, jewelry and more