Dancers Wow the Crowd at Our First Annual Fundraiser
Dancers and singers rocked the crowd at our first annual gala, “A Touch of Broadway,” on October 28, 2021. Lakeland Mayor William Mutz kicked off the live event held at the Junior League of Lakeland. Dancers from the Highland School of Dance, along with former Radio City Music Hall Rockette Karyn Tomczak of New York City, electrified the crowd with the Rockette’s famous high kicks to a Broadway tune. Local singers Ashleigh Christian-Massey and Rebecca Renfroe-Borneman performed the Foundation’s theme song, Dancing in the Tune, in an audience sing-along. Renfroe-Borneman, a former student of Betsye Kay Finch, has performed professionally in New York City and beyond. Many thanks to our sponsors, audience and volunteers for making this a success.
Karyn Tomczak, a former Radio City Rockette (center) performs with Highland School of Dance students, from left, Lilly Stewart, Kailey Rutledge, Logan Patton, Chloe Lanham, Alexis Jordan and Teagan Youngblood at the Betsye Kay Finch gala fundraiser at the Junior League building in Lakeland.
Opening Night Level
Ann & Ward Edwards
Ansley & Greg Masters
The Carol and Barney Barnett Family Foundation Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation
The Maguires of Lakeland
S&D Real Estate Services
The Belotto Sisters: Chere' Belotto Campbell,
Leah Bellotto Lauderdale, Chris Belloto
Brant & Debbie Martin
Debbie Young Dominick
Michelle & Wogie Badcock
Merris, Ellery & Rainey
Thomas Hall & Ken Jewett
Doris & Bill Ellsworth
Nancy & Bob Fisher
Regal Automotive Group
We’re proud of our first two scholarship winners, Abby Rogers (2020) and Rachael Gomez (2021)! Watch them discuss how the BKF scholarship has supported them at their respective universities, Drake and Belmont University. They let their talents shine performing our theme song, “Dancing in the Tune,” composed and performed by Rebecca Renfroe-Borneman.
January 28, 2021