Dr. Valerie Daniels-Carter, president and CEO of V&J Foods, Holding Companies, Inc., will be honored at t.Lab’s 6th Annual Black Tie Ball for her philanthropic contributions and willingness to help others.
The annual event, which will be held at the Vista Tech Center of Schoolcraft College in
Livonia, MI, honors outstanding leaders, parents, students and staff, while raising funds to support t.Lab’s programs.
Dr. Daniels-Carter is one of the most preeminent business owners in the U.S., often recognized as the largest female franchisee in the country. She has chaired numerous boards, spanning from corporate to non-profit organizations, and is currently a board member of the Green Bay Packers. Additionally, she is the first African-American woman chair of the Automobile Association of America (AAA).
On the campus of her church, Holy Redeemer, she and her family opened a 160,000 square-foot center that houses a Boys & Girls Club, family service center, two schools (K-12), loan center, medical facility, and a community meeting facility aptly named “The Mother Kathryn Daniels Youth Center” in loving memory of her mother and husband.
She has also been the catalyst to the opening of three orphanages in Kenya and Ghana for children whose parents have died of AIDS. Her entrepreneurial aptitude inspired her to author “Your Business Is His Business” and “Anointed Offering or Tainted Sacrifice”.
“Those of us who have been fortunate enough to interact with Dr. Carter know these
achievements are driven by a passionate commitment to impact the lives of our youth,” said
Dr. Clarence Nixon, Jr., founder and CEO of t.Lab. “She embodies our core values, and on behalf of the students and staff here at t.Lab, we’d like to congratulate Dr. Carter on this
This year’s theme, Breaking Academic Strongholds in the Drive to 25, supports a major goal of t.Lab to increase African American student median ACT Score from 16.9 to 25 by 2025 within the US. In 2018, t.Lab’s median ACT Score among high school students was 30.6.
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