UMC Foundation Evening of Hope

Gala Benefiting UMC and UMC Children’s Hospital

The UMC Foundation’s inaugural Evening of Hope Gala will offer an elegant evening of exclusive entertainment and unforgettable experiences while supporting Nevada’s highest level of care at UMC. Hosted at Wynn Las Vegas on October 20, 2022 , the gala will feature elevated dining experiences from celebrity chefs, entertainment from high-profile performers and special celebrity guest appearances. The inaugural gala will also offer signature cocktails, a “blue carpet” welcome, an exclusive after-party, special VIP experiences and much more. The gala’s live auction, hosted by our celebrity emcee, will offer exclusive items and one-of-a-kind packages for donors.

Purchase your tickets today, and learn more about our available sponsorship opportunities for the Evening of Hope Gala. 

An Elegant Evening. 

Unforgettable Experiences. 

The Evening of Hope Gala will raise valuable funds to enhance the healing environment for many of our community’s most critically ill and injured patients at UMC and UMC Children’s Hospital. This innovative “blue tie” event will allow Southern Nevada leaders, philanthropists and neighbors to come together in support of UMC’s mission to build a healthier future for our community and celebrate UMC’s 90-year history of life-saving care in Southern Nevada.

Highlighting the world-class, groundbreaking care UMC provides for our community, the event will offer hands-on interactive experiences with UMC’s advanced robotic clinical technology, including the cutting-edge da Vinci Xi surgical system. Designed as an elegant “Evening Under the Stars,” this high-profile gala will also feature former UMC patients who are alive today as a result of the life-saving care they received at UMC and UMC Children’s Hospital.


Join us for an unforgettable, one-night-only celebration featuring high-profile performers along with special guest appearances from celebrities. Headlined by Katharine McPhee and Erich Bergen, our star-studded lineup will offer live entertainment throughout evening, including signature performances developed specifically for the Evening of Hope Gala. 

With award-winning performers coming together in support of Nevada’s highest level of care, the gala will offer an unparalleled evening of entertainment, featuring: 

  • Katharine McPhee and Erich Bergen
  • Jeff Civillico
  • SpiegelWorld Entertainment
  • Cam Calloway
  • Syncopated Ladies 
  • Sarah Fulco
  • Las Vegas Academy Youth Orchestra
  • Keith McLane – Auctioneer
Entertainment Lineup


World-renowned culinary artists will share their time, talent and flavors with signature bites representing their unique and irresistible cuisines. Featuring multiple chef stations, guests will experience a wide range of cuisines, including several vegan and vegetarian options, while interacting with many of their favorite celebrity chefs, including:

  • Chef Mary Sue Milliken- Border Grill
  • Chef Susan Feniger- Border Grill
  • Chef Nicole Brisson- Brezza
  • Chef Bruce Kalman- SoulBelly
  • Chef Joshua Smith- Delilah
  • Chef Mark LoRusso -SW Steakhouse
  • Chef Min Kim- Mizumi 
  • Chef Theo Schoenegger- Sinatra
  • Chef Yip Cheung - Red Plate 
  • Chef Matt Hurley- CUT by Wolfgang Puck
  • Chef Gene Nakanishi- Osaka Japanese Bistro
  • Chef Nico Munoz- Vegas Vegan
  • Chef Kristos Anastopoulos- UMC
  • Showboy Bakeshop
  • The Capital Grille
Chef Lineup


Extraordinary libations featuring Evening of Hope Signature cocktails.

  • Breakthru Beverage Nevada
  • Mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini
  • Teremana Small Batch Tequilla
  • Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee


Join us for the event of the season on October 20, 2022 at Wynn Las Vegas and support our community's only public, nonprofit hospital. Follow the link below to learn more about our ticket options, or visit our dedicated Sponsorship Page for detailed information about sponsoring the Evening of Hope Gala.


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