Brandon Foundation’s Evening Of Hope Raises Funds And Community Awareness

By Amanda Boston

The Brandon Foundation invites you to an Evening of Hope at The Regent event center on Friday, November 3. The twelfth annual fundraiser kicks off at 7 p.m. with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. for event sponsors.

The Parisian-themed evening will feature live music from Standing 8 Count, one of Tampa’s premier jazz ensembles, and a live and silent auction. The Regent’s Ballroom will masquerade as a food and wine festival where guests can experience fine wines, crafted beers and delectable tastings from local restaurants and bakeries.

The Brandon Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for those in the local community by connecting volunteers and resources to those in need. Evening of Hope is one of two fundraisers for current and future needs, but it is also a time to reflect on the families assisted over the past year.

Brandon Foundation Executive Director Liz Brewer said, “This year’s event will be extra special as we have seen such a large increase in family needs in the past year and have incredible stories to share on how our community has rallied around these families in their time of need.”

A portion of the evening will include testimonials from families that have received assistance from the Brandon Foundation Angel and Junior Angel programs. These programs offer assistance to families affected by catastrophic events such as, but not limited to life-threatening diseases, fire and flood. The Angel programs match families with local business owners and volunteers who can help.

Likewise, the Brandon Foundation will recognize its community business partners and many volunteers for their contributions to the welfare of others. Evening of Hope is sponsored by The Regent, Brandon Regional Hospital & The Physicians of Brandon Regional, South Bay Hospital, CenterState Bank, The Tampa Bay Times and the Winthrop Town Center.

Tickets are available at www.BrandonFoundation.org and are $100 per person or $75 each if purchasing two or more tickets. The Regent event center is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview.

For more information, please call 689-6889 or like the Brandon Foundation Facebook page.