GOOSE CREEK, South Carolina - On October 15, 2022 at 11:30 AM Ingrid Centurion, founder of Generations for America, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, will award the first annual Community Advocate of the Year award to recognize a leader in the community who has excelled in grassroots advocacy. The advocate of the year inspires others to make a difference by engaging others to volunteer and give back to their community. Enrique “Henry” Pascal Grace is the honored person receiving the award at the annual Generations for America Hispanic Celebration at the Gracia, Northwood Baptist Church. Generations for America recognizes individuals that have, on a volunteer basis, made exceptional contributions to the community.
Generations for America platform includes:
Protect American family owned businesses
Improve and strengthen public health and safety
Inspire civic engagement through education and awareness
Background on Henry Grace
Henry grew up in Seville, Spain as a child while his father, a United States Air Force Captain, Tony Grace was in Vietnam. After the war they all moved to Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa Japan where he lived for another 4 years. In 1976 they moved to the great city of Columbus, OH and he earned a basketball scholarship to Ohio State University where he played both guard and forward. He played professional basketball in Europe and then turned into a broker. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and is fighting it like the son of a Vietnam Veteran.
In January of 2020, Enrique Grace started the Charleston Hispanic Association, which has now grown to become the largest Hispanic Association in Charleston. In 2020, his work in the community prompted the National Exchange Club to ask him to start the very first Latin Exchange Club in its 115 year history. These clubs currently help feed thousands of families a month in the tri-county. They also help with many other needs in the community, from police reports, medical reports, tax help and other situations where language has become a barrier.
If you would like to be a part of the October event as an attendee or sponsor, please contact email@example.com, 843-330-3610 or 901-289-8158, RSVP at https://www.generationsforamerica.com/.