The Eighth Annual Wings of Hope Gala 02.01.20 at the Kent State University Performing Arts Center

The Barnett Realtors are once again sponsoring the Wings of Hope Gala, which will feature silent and live auctions, 50-50 drawing, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and music. With the help of our generous partners, we have raised over $275,000 for Community Hospice over the last nine years. All monies raised this year will be used to reduce debt at the facility. Please help us support this great organization by making a donation or purchasing tickets.

$275,000+ Raised for Community Hospice Over the Last Eight Years


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Wings of Hope Gala

The Venue


The first floor, Reeves Foundation Lobby, will feature our auction items, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, box office check-in and coat check.

The third floor, Gregg L. Andrews Upper Lobby, features a built-in bar area and will also have auction items displayed.

The Barnett Wings of Hope Story

A history and timeline of our efforts.


Kay Barnett, Broker and co-owner of The Barnett Realtors, served on the local ACS board for several years, and then formed and actively participated in the Relay for Life on The Barnett Realtors Team. Wanting to do more still, she decided to take her efforts and vision a step further by forming a group which would benefit our local Community Hospice.


With that, the Wings of Hope Committee was born.  Kay, along with several agents at the Barnett Realtors, staff members, and associates planned the first Wings of Hope Gala Event. This fundraiser was held just as the Community Hospice House building was beginning construction/renovation in New Philadelphia. It was decided that the funds raised would be used to help equip a room at Hospice House that would provide an environment suited to a child.

That first year, over $20,000 was raised and the room was well on its way to completion.  Year two afforded the remainder of the funds needed to complete the child’s room, the committee had reached its first goal and raised over $30,000.


By year three the Gala was widely recognized as an annual event, and through the continued efforts of each individual committee member, along with the generosity of the community, funds were raised  to complete a family room at Community Hospice House.  Here, members of a Hospice patient’s family could stay in order to be near their loved one at this critical and emotional time.

With year four came a new goal, and over $40,000 was raised at the Gala event.  The vision of a beautiful pavilion, an outdoor gathering place for resident families, community events and meetings on the Hospice grounds became a reality.

The fifth annual Wings of Hope Winter Gala was held on January 6th at PAC.  That year’s goal was to raise more than $40,000 to once again benefit Community Hospice House for The Tree Memorial.

The six annual Wings of Hope Winter Gala was held on January 6th at PAC.  That year’s goal was to raise more than $50,000 to once again benefit Community Hospice House.

Wings of Hope has sponsored The Pediatric Room, The Family Guest Suite, The Outdoor Pavilion, and The Tree Memorial. The monies raised at this year’s event will go towards mortgage reduction on the facility.


The Wings of Hope Winter Gala has become an annual event raising a total to date of over $275,000 for Community Hospice and is attended by over 400 patrons each year. With the solid leadership of Committee Chairman Diana Barnett, the committee’s goals have consistently been met or surpassed, providing continuing support for our Community Hospice House.

For every one of you who supports our endeavors by donating or attending the Winter Galas, our heartfelt THANKS! We look forward to seeing you at this years event on February 1st.

Contact: Kay Barnett at 330-339-1196 or Diana Barnett at 330-204-4511 for more information about the Wings of Hope Committee.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Barbells Gym
J-N-G Grill
Bair, Goodie, & Associates
Blooms Printing Inc
Burgess Drilling
Cardani’s Draperies
Chuck Nicholson GMC, Inc.
Connie Ciekanski
Dee’s Restaurant
Dover Healthy Alternatives
Eckert Brothers

Giant Eagle
Gnadenhutten United Methodist Women
Hamsher Insurance
Holly Lehigh
Homeland Realty
Jane Hatcher
Julie Hoffman
Log Cabin Catering
Mark Devault

Mary Zifer’s Pizza
Moore & Neidenthal, Inc. Certified Public Accountants –
Nelson Insurance
Newton Asphalt Paving, Inc.
Occupational Medical Center Tusc.
R & J Cylinder & Machine Inc.
Rose Wanosik
Spinelli Accounting
SSB Community Bank

Tope Accountants
Village Insurance
Yaggi’s Cheese House
Haas Body Shop
Dover Chemical
Kemp Insurance
Mr. Trailer Sales
Triple R Trailer Sales, Inc
Tusc. Construction Supply
Rachael’s Nails
Shirley McKnight

Cavs tickets, jersey, baseball cap.

Feature Auction Item - CAVS PACKAGE

A tote full of gorgeous items from IKEA.

Feature Auction Items - IKEA Basket

Silent Auction Items

Items donated for the Gala so far. Check back again to see new items as they come in.

  • Cavs Tickets
  • Cavs Jersey
  • Cave Baseball Cap

A tote full of gorgeous items from IKEA

Schoolhouse Winery basket. It also contains a $25 gift certificate!

  • Bottle of wine
  • Bottle opener
  • 2 Wine glasses
  • 4 Piece Wine serving set
  • Tamarind Terracotta Wine Chiller