About Becca's Closet

Beccas Story

Becca's Story

Becca, a 16 year old cheerleader, honor student, and caring young woman, passed away in a tragic automobile accident on August 20, 2003. Today, her family and friends not only remember Becca for her great love and friendship, but also for her contributions to the community.

In the Spring of her Freshman year at Nova High School in Davie, Florida, Rebecca launched a dress drive to provide prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who could not afford to purchase them. Rebecca was a passionate, bright, fun-loving young woman who loved being with her friends and felt that no one should miss a high school event because they couldn’t afford to be there. She saw the inequity in the situation and sought to change things. During the Spring of her sophomore year, Becca singlehandedly collected and donated over 250 formal dresses and helped hundreds of girls across South Florida attend their High School proms in style.

Becca & Her Friends

Our Mission

To keep Becca's dream alive, countless dedicated people throughout the United State have joined forces to provide opportunities for those who seek them. Although the core mission of Becca's Closet, located in the Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach, FL, was to collect and distribute dresses to high school girls with financial need, our goals have expanded to offer additional opportunities for deserving young people. In the spirit of Rebecca's visions and aspirations, our foundation raises funds to award post-secondary educational scholarships recognizing the exemplary efforts of young men and women nationwide who demonstrate Becca's spirit of generosity in their own communities.

Meet The Board

  • Matthew Cerny, CPA

    Treasurer

    Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in the Spring of 2012 from Florida State University’s School of Accounting. Upon graduation, Matt joined John Bush P.A. as an accountant. His responsibilities include Monthly, Quarterly and Year End work for our corporate clients and being an essential part of our litigation team. He assists in conducting Forensic Analysis and Lifestyle Studies for the factual truth of each case.
  • Jay Kirtman

    President

  • Hank Boyce

    Vice President

    Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Wake Forest University 1975. M.B.A. in Finance degree, Stetson University 1977. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) degree 1993. Past President Miami Society of Financial Analyst. Marquis Who's who in Finance and Industry. First Vice President, Portfolio Manager, UBS
  • Brian Radonski

    Member-At-Large

    General Manager, Festival FleaMarket, Pompano Beach, FL Attended Lake City Community College majoring in Business Administration. Involved with several youth sports leagues and community oriented groups that benefit children in South Florida.
  • Nicole Brecher

    Member-At-Large

    Realtor, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

  • Thomas D’Amico

    Member-At-Large

    Associate degree in Science, Nassau Community College 1982. Doctor of Chiropractic degree, New York Chiropractic School 1985. President, Southern Chiropractic Association. President, Council of Pediatrics for the Florida Chiropractic Society. Chiropractor of the Year 2003. Private practice chiropractor since 1986.
  • Carrie Rubin

    Secretary

    Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications, Ohio State University
  • Saria Finkelstein

    Member-At-Large

    Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management, University of South Florida Buyer specialist on Plantations top Real Estate Team, The Laurie Finkelstein Reader Team. Involved with Becca's Closet since it's Origination. I was friends with Becca since we were kids so being a part of this organization is extremely important to me. Every girl deserves to feel like a princess, even if it's only for one day. With Becca's Closet we help girls dreams come true with every single dress we give away. So blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization.
  • Ilana Tescher

    Member-At-Large

    Account Executive, Boardroom Communications Ft. Lauderdale, FL Public Relations and Communications
  • Philip Goldstein

    Member-At-Large

    Bachelor of Education degree, University of Vermont. Vice-President-Investments-Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Charles H. Lichtman

    Member-At-Large

    Partner, Berger-Singerman Law Firm J.D., DePaul University College of Law A.B. Double Major, Indiana University