Inaugural Humankindness Gala Silent Auction will be open to Public from Sunday April 9, until the until the Gala on Saturday, April 15, at the Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington, KY

Money raised to benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities and patients

MOUNT STERLING, KY – On Sunday, April 9, the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ inaugural Humankindness Gala silent auction will open, helping raise money to enhance health care in the communities CHI Saint Joseph Health serves. The silent auction will remain open until the gala on Saturday, April 15, at the Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington.

The silent auction features more than 100 items with an overall value of $45,000, including a 2003 vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon, a canvas print by Michael Flohr, a handmade sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold Vahan diamond bracelet, and a $1,000 gift card to Be MediSpa.

The canvas, “Good Times Square” by Michael Flohr, and the vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon were donated by the estate of the late Jeff Murphy, former vice president for Marketing and Communications for CHI Saint Joseph Health, who died suddenly in August 2022. The print is hand-embellished and sculpturally enhanced and includes a certificate of authenticity.

The Vahan diamond bracelet features a distinct honeycomb pattern and is set with 0.28 carats of round diamonds, donated by Benqueil’s Fine Jewelry in London, Kentucky. Additional high-end silent auction items include a basket of high-end bourbons, valued at over $500, a two-hour private shopping experience at Lexington’s The Blushery and a week-long trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico.

“Our foundations wouldn’t be able to thrive without the generous support from our donors,” said Meredith Herald, manager, Major Gifts, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “Each item in our silent auction has been graciously donated to our cause, and we thank our donors for their selflessness. It’s because of them and those who have and will contribute to the gala that CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations can support our caregivers and patients every single day.”

The inaugural Humankindness Gala will also include recognition of 40 physicians, advanced practice providers, leaders and caregivers across Kentucky.

Anyone interested in participating in the silent auction can begin bidding on items on Sunday, April 9, at 6:00 P.M. Visit  to get started.

To learn more about the inaugural Humankindness Gala, presented by Bloomfield Farms, visit .

Sponsors for the Humankindess Gala include Presenting sponsor Bloomfield Farms; Spirit sponsor Beam Suntory; Reception sponsor Boone’s Butcher Shop; Mission Moment sponsor Central Kentucky Radiology; Awards sponsor CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group; Parting Gift sponsor Sound Physicians; Grateful Patient sponsor Pathology and Cytology Labs; Valet sponsor Hillenmeyer Landscape Services; Coffee Bar sponsor Davis H. Elliot and Studio 46; Compassion sponsors Ivey Mechanical Co., LLC and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Inclusion sponsors Albert & Leona Haydon Family Foundation, Beam Suntory, Continuing Care Hospital, LBX, Co., McCarthy Strategic Solutions and Physicians Realty Trust; Integrity sponsor Cull & Hayden, PSC; Excellence sponsors Clark Materials Handling, Davis H. Elliot and Studio 46, Fizz Facial Bar, Flaget Memorial Hospital medical staff, Kentucky Hospital Association, Provations Group, Ruggles Signs and University of the Cumberlands; Collaboration sponsors Craig Loftis Insurance Agency, Aware Recovery Care of Kentucky, LLC, Congleton-Hacker Company, Dennison Tombras, Town and Country Bank, Traditional Bank, Ward, Hocker, Thornton, PLLC and BIM Group; In-Kind sponsors MD Update, Studio 46 and Wildcat Moving Group.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations support CHI Saint Joseph Health by inspiring donors to make a difference through their philanthropic investment in our care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and programs that improve access to quality medical care. The foundations serving their individual communities are Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph London Foundation and the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation.



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