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 States have joined forces to provide opportunities for those who seek them. Although the core mission of Becca's Closet, located in the Festival Marketplace Mall 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

  • Jay Kirtman


  • 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
  • Thomas D’Amico


    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.
  • Brian Radonski


    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.
  • Lee Weissman, CPA


  • Lisa Solovay

    Scholarship Chairman

    Lisa Solovay has over 10 years of experience advising and counseling students in the Broward County public schools as well as in a private setting. Most recently, she worked as the Director of College Counseling at College Experts and was previously the College Advisor (BRACE) and Silver Knight Coordinator for both West Broward and Western High Schools. She has advised, counseled and placed thousands of students over the years, working with them on 4-year planning, creating resumes, identifying universities that meet each student's needs, completing applications, brainstorming and drafting essays, and applying for scholarships. She also has built a strong network of relationships with college admissions professionals across the country Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, where her daughters are current students, and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University. Lisa could not be more excited to bring her love and commitment towards her students and families to Ascent College Advising and Becca’s Closet.
  • Dawn Read Diehl

    Board Member

    Dawn Read Diehl - Event Director, Winterfest Inc.
    Dawn is happily married to George and has three sons. A Broward County Native, Dawn’s love for Winterfest developed when she watched the parade as a child and continued that tradition into adulthood. Dawn proudly  celebrates her 29th parade this year. She is committed to creating quality, high profile events for the community  that brings family and friends together. Winterfest, celebrating 51 years has grown into an internationally  recognized event, The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade has earned the title “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.” With over a million cheering spectators, the Parade has become not only the largest one-day live audience of any event in Florida, but also the seventh largest one-day spectator event in the country!
    Dawn is very proud that this tradition not only contributes to the aesthetic, cultural, and tourist development of the area, but it makes an economic impact of over $50 million per year on her hometown! Dawn enjoys her community and charity involvement, serving as immediate past Chairman of the Board for Florida Festival & Events  Association, President of Children’s Opportunity Group (COG), also serves on the Friends of Birch State Park Board, The Chamber of Commerce Beach Council, For Paul Foundation plus numerous committees in the community.
  • Alyssa Lovitt