Fast facts about event
WE ARE ROCKIN’
When we imagined an annual fundraising event, the goals were very organic – to raise critical awareness about the Reinhart Guest House mission, invite the community into our home to celebrate the ministry, and raise necessary funds to sustain the Reinhart Guest House operation for the long term. The response to this event has been overwhelmingly positive, so we will be rockin’ again!
REINHART GUEST HOUSE IMPACT
Since opening our doors in June 2014, the Reinhart Guest House has served more than 3,600 families, traveling from 48 states, to be near loved ones at St. Mary’s Hospital. Community members have entered our home daily to serve in many heartfelt ways, from writing notes filled with prayers and hope for our families, to preparing home-cooked meals that have most assuredly generated positive energy for our families. We receive in-kind gifts such as nonperishable food, supplies and other household products that help us maintain our home and comfort the families. We see the impact of this kindness in the eyes of our caregivers every day.
The Reinhart Guest House, like any home, requires funding for day-to-day operational costs, such as heating, air conditioning, electricity and general maintenance. Guests are encouraged to make a lodging donation of $45 per night. However, no caregiver is ever turned away due to their inability to pay. Funding for house operations and programs is our lifeline and comes through local fundraising efforts like Rockin’ on the Avenue.
MEET THE AUCTIONEER
Brian Pontius developed a love for the bid growing up in his uncle’s auction business. In 2009, he picked up his own gavel and now conducts many auctions throughout central Virginia. Brian’s electric personality and ability to connect with an organization and their supporters help his clients consistently exceed their fundraising goals. He appreciates the opportunity to assist these important missions.
About Swisher Auctions
The Swisher Auctions team is comprised of carefully selected, highly-trained fundraising professionals. They are committed to learning from each event and from each other to make every night better than the last. Offering a full breadth of consulting services and careful guidance, from selecting a venue to item pickup, Swisher Auctions is dedicated to their partners’ success. Since 2005, the team has helped to raise more than $20,000,000 for a wide range of charitable endeavors.
Tickets will be available for purchase on April 9.
Mailed donations can be sent to:
Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation c/o Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House
5008 Monument Avenue | 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23230