Pictured from last year’s Evening of Hope is the Tampa Connection group who was instrumental in the rebranding of the Angel Foundation.

The Angel Foundation, formerly known as the Brandon Foundation, invites you its 13th annual Evening of Hope on Friday, November 2 held at The Regent in Brandon.

The nonprofit offers assistance to families affected by life-threatening illnesses or catastrophic events such as fires and floods, by matching families with Angel Teams made up of local business owners and volunteers who can help.

The Angel Foundation’s Executive Director Liz Brewer, said, “We changed the name earlier this year because everyone associates us with the Angel program, so it made sense to change the name and make it clear that is our primary focus.”

The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. for event sponsors.
This year’s special guest will be Channel 10’s Allison Kropff. Like in years past, the evening commences with a social hour where guests stroll through the ballroom socializing and sampling fine wines and fancy fare from local restaurants. Live music will stream from Tampa’s premier jazz ensemble ‘Standing 8 Count’ while guests also have the option to participate in a silent auction.

“This evening is one of the largest fundraisers and brings the community together to share stories of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Brewer.

The formal portion of the program will be held from 8-9 p.m. and will highlight three families who have received support from the Angel Foundation this year. Additionally, the foundation will recognize its community business partners and volunteers for their contributions to support the welfare of others.

“This year’s theme of Fire and Ice will be visually stunning,” said Brewer. “and represents families who have gone through the fire (a crisis) and have come out stronger on the other side.”

She continued, “In this fast-paced world, people’s hearts can go cold and become cynical, but seeing how a community pulls together to help others in their time of crisis can melt the ice and warm their hearts.”

Tickets and table sponsorships are available at www.BrandonFoundation.org. The Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview.

For information, call 689-6889 or like Angel Foundation Facebook page. An Evening of Hope is sponsored by Brandon Regional Hospital & The Physicians of Brandon Regional, The Regent, Extravaganza Productions Incorporated (EPI), Tampa Bay Times and Winthrop Town Center.

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Amanda Boston is the Christian Voice Editor for the Osprey Observer. She is a graduate of Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL), who enjoys sharing how God is working in and through the community. Amanda resides in FishHawk with her husband and two children.