Executive Director Liz Brewer and the Board of Directors recognize and thank Board Member Bland Eng, CEO of  Brandon Regional Hospital and the Physicians of Brandon Regional Hospital, for their title sponsorship of the 2016 Evening of Hope and Charity Check Presentation.

Thank you to everyone for making this event so wonderfully special. We are very grateful to everyone who went above and beyond, in giving their resources, time, and overall support.

We thank every one of our sponsors, restaurant, caterer and wine vendors, committee members, volunteers, and our supporters who attended the event.

With a grateful Heart, we appreciate all of you!

Photos from 2016 Evening of Hope & Charity Check Presentation

Thank you to Bryan Reith for photographing the event.

November 4th, 2016, An Evening of Hope & Charity Check Presentation

Thank you also to our Honorary Chairs, Dr. Robert M. Betzu and Dr. Robert M. Dewhurst, and to our Emcees, Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Penacoli, from Daytime TV.


Thank you to a Standing 8 Count Jazz Ensemble, who have enhanced our many events with contemporary and classic music, and Jacob Smeaton, Music on the Move.

We would also like to recognize the beautiful decor, made possible by ABC Event Planning; the stunning audio-visual service provided by Extravaganza Productions, Inc., Shine Photography, Fancy That Linens, and Pinot’s Palette.

standing 8 count

Thank you to our sponsors:

ABC Event Planning

Bay Area Cardiology Associates, PA

Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic

Brandon Honda

Brandon Hyundai & Mitsubishi

Brandon Regional Hospital and the Physicians of Brandon Regional Hospital

Casper’s Company

CenterState Bank

Chadwell Homes/Chadwell Supply

Dental Excellence of Brandon

Extravaganza Productions

Fidelity National Title of Florida

First Citrus Bank

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Hillsborough Community College

Moore Clinical Research


Pulmonary Associates of Brandon

Romero Insurance

RE/MAX South Shore Realty

South Bay Hospital and the Physicians of South Bay Hospital

Tampa Bay Marine

Tampa Bay Times


The Regent

The Bank of Tampa

Thrivent Financial

Winthrop Town Centre & Millennium Centre


Thank you also to our restaurants and caterers:

ABC Event Planning

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Bonefish Grill

Cali Viejo

Carol Prokap – PRP Wine

Coastal Catering

Hilton Garden Inn

Livy O’s Catering Co.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse – Lithia -FishHawk

Petite Madelyn’s

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

The Bridges

Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse