The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation
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On October 10th, 2015 Keri Anne DeMott was killed by a multiple DUI offender while driving home. She was only 20 years old, and was dedicated to serving her community and sharing positivity and kindness wherever she went. She was studying Sociology at the University of Central Florida in the hopes of becoming a social worker and helping children and families in need.
The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation was started by the DeMott family in 2016 to honor Keri's memory and to share her story with the primary goal of one day ending drunk, impaired, and distracted driving. As the foundation has grown the DeMott's have realized that every decision we make in life matters, not just the ones we make while behind the wheel. Whether it's at school, work, home, church, or anywhere else in between, we all face decisions on a daily basis that will shape who we are and effect every single person we come into contact with.
Today Keri's life and legacy is shared with students, law enforcement, first responders, and people of all ages as a reminder of how powerful and important our decisions are. We all have the ability to be a positive influence in our communities, and together we can create a better world just like Keri had imagined doing herself.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the foundation and the DeMott family keep Keri's passion of helping others alive by giving back to local community groups and national organizations that inspire, motivate, and help others.
After postponing our original dinner banquet plans in January, we are excited to be able to host our favorite event on April 17th, 2021! Join us for our annual awards ceremony and silent auction as we gather together (safely) for the first time in over a year to celebrate all of the incredible things that we were able to accomplish despite the challenges and setbacks of 2020.
All tables and tickets are 20% off until February 28th! Take advantage of the savings, invite your family friends and neighbors, and make sure you secure your spot early! Tables of 8 are available to purchase for business and organizations, or if you want to be mindful of social distancing and secure your own personal table for you and your guests.
This year we are gathering at the spacious Holy Trinity Reception Center in Maitland, Florida, which helps us ensure that we can meet all CDC social distancing guidelines while also maintaining the strong sense of community and togetherness that we treasure. We are also adding a special social hour from 6pm-7pm so that guests can mix, mingle, and check out the silent auction before we start the night off. *
Make sure you visit our social media for any and all updates. We CANNOT wait to see you all on April 17th! Click here to purchase your tickets!
*We ask that all guests wear masks in the venue and maintain appropriate social distancing throughout the evening. Masks may be removed while seated and while eating.*
As a grassroots organization, we rely on financial support from donors and sponsors in order to carry out our mission. The foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations are tax-deductible and allow us to travel and deliver our message to raise awareness, inspire, educate, and motivate others.