Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation Honors Outstanding Community Leaders

Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation awarded L. Gale Lemerand and Joe Petrock its Embassy of Hope Foundation Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Vince Carter Charity Gala. “Gayle Lemerand and Joe Petrock exemplify my foundation’s mission of helping those less fortunate and giving of themselves for the betterment of our community,” said Carter, a former NBA All-Star and member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Vince Carter Charity Gala, a black-tie optional affair in its 19th year, was held at the Ocean Center Daytona from 7-11 p.m. and included entertainment by MPiRE, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and lots of fun for attendees. The gala was enhanced by auction items offered by Art A La Carte International Company, Prime One, VIP Marketing, our very own Tom Cook Jewelers, and numerous gift baskets donated by friends and members of the Embassy of Hope Board of Directors. “This gala is one of my favorite fundraising events,” said Carter. “It’s an opportunity for people to come together, enjoy themselves and help us raise money for local programs within our community.”

Proceeds benefit children and family programs and the Embassy of Hope “Believing in Your Dreams” Scholarship Fund. Since its inception in 1998, Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation has donated funds to over 200 local programs.

Embassy of Hope Charity Gala 2016