2024 A Stellar Evening Under The Stars

2022 Gems and Gents

A Black Tie Affair

November 12, 2022
Chappapeela Sports Park

Each year through its fundraising efforts, the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation provides funding for hospice care for terminally ill patients who do not have the means to pay. It is the mission of the organization to ensure that everyone who has a desire for hospice care will receive the care they deserve during their final days.

We are thrilled to join our community to raise money for The Richard Murphy Hospice House. Join us for a night filled with delicious cuisine from local restaurants, libations provided by The Crescent Bar, and lively entertainment from our featured band – After Party. In addition to your fun-filled evening, we invite you to engage in the live and silent auctions, or with trying your luck on a chance to bring home a new car sponsored by Bill Hood Auto Group. In the words of Robert Ludlum, “The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh”.

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2022 Gems and Gents
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 Gala Sponsorship Forms

Sponsorship, Restaurant & Silent Auction Forms

Gala sponsorships offer guests the opportunity to engage in our annual Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation Gala with each sponsorship level providing its own amenities. If you are interested in securing a sponsorship, we recommended that you do so early due to seating limitations.

All special sponsors will receive special sponsor amenities, as well as designated seating at the event based upon donation level. In addition, all sponsors will receive recognition through press and media.

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Thanks to Everyone!

The Richard Murphy Hospice Board of Trustees and the Richard Murphy Hospice Gala Board would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who so generously gave of their resources to help make the gala. Please know that the RMH Board of Trustees and the RMH Gala Board as well as all of the families Hospice House has served over the years will forever be grateful to all who gave so generously to this event.

See Winners from the Gala

Bill Hood Auto Group Car Raffle

All 25 car raffle tickets have official been sold. The winner will be drawn during the gala.

2022 Hyundai Venue
2022 Hyundai Venue
2022 Nissan Sentra
2022 Nissan Sentra

Special Sponsors

Photos taken by Jessica Broom Photography

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Learn the different ways you can sponsor us above!
Learn the different ways you can sponsor us above!

Live Auction

ICON Electric Vehicle - i40L

  • Powerful 48V 5KW AC Motor
  • 450 AMP Icon EV Controller
  • Custom Premium Seating
  • Much, Much More
  • Valued for $14,000

Donated by Blackwell's Outdoor

Portable Building

  • 8' x 8' (no windows)
  • 6'5" Sidewalls
  • 4' Entry Door
  • Your Choice of Color
  • Valued for $2,595

Donated by Big Pete's Portable Buildings

Maldonado Orthodontics

Orthodontic Treatment. Give someone a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Good for up to $5,780.

Donated by Dr. Maldonado

London Blue Topaz 3-Piece Set

Ring, Earring, and Necklace. 14K Yellow Gold, Natural London Blue Topaz, Natural White Brilliant Diamonds. Valued for $8,500

Donated by Rousell's Fine Jewelry & Gifts

Downtown Hammond Progressive Dinner

The winner will receive dinner for 10 served by your Favorite Public Servants with entrees prepared by Chef Eli Wilson of Jacmel Inn. You and your guests will be shuttled by golf cart parade to dine at historic Hammond homes where you will be served by:

  • Robbie Miller, Parish President
  • Scott Perrilloux, 21st JDC District Attorney
  • Daniel Edwards, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff
  • Blair Edwards, 21st JDC Judge
  • Nicholas Muscarello, Jr., State Representative
  • Pete Panepinto, Hammond Mayor
  • Britain Sledge, City Court of Hammond Judge
  • Guy Recotta, City Court of Hammond Clerk of Court
  • Carlee Gonzales, Hammond City Councilwoman

Hammond Florist - Bridal Package

No matter how large or small, we will create a floral memory to last a lifetime. Valued for $15,000. Expires Nov. 2023. (Excludes major holidays.)

Donated by Johnny Pecoraro

African Safari Trip (6-day, 5-night)

You will have a Professional Guide to lead you through your African Safari: Here's what's included:

  • 6 days, 5 nights
  • Lodge Accommodations
  • Up to 2 people
  • Valued for $6,500

Donated by Ryan Barker

Artist Styling of TweetArt

The Gems and Gents Gala will be an experience like no other. This night features the artistic stylings of Tweety Bachemin. She will be capturing the entire evening LIVE in one single masterpiece that will be auctioned off to one lucky person. Mosey over and grace Tweety with your best pose, and you may have the chance to be featured in her work. We can’t wait to see you all there! Valued at $1,200.

Donated by Tweety Bachemin

Saints and Pelicans Tickets

  • Saints: 3 Tickets -January 7, 2023
  • One night at the Drury Inn in New Orleans
  • Luke Restaurant Gift Card, $100
  • 2021 Saints Football Signed by Team
  • Pelicans:  4 Tickets - December 7, 2022
  • Signed Misc. - Pelicans Ball
  • Valued for $1,700

Disco Warehouse

Old Ox Carriage made from teak wood. Valued for $2,100.

Donated by Disco Warehouse

24 Bottles of Wine. Valued for $400.

Donated by AP Marullo


 Gala Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs Coming Soon