Gwinnett District Residential Marketing Representative, Tiffeny Tolder first became interested in the International Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett because of its work for children, families and communities. So when the members discussed annual fundraisers and committee assignments, Tolder agreed to co-chair the fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance.
The dance is an event where fathers, stepfathers, significant father-like figures, grandfathers, uncles or role models bring their special young ladies out for an evening of dancing, entertainment and fun. “I especially enjoy community activities when it involves families. It’s a natural occurrence to see small children idolize their daddies, but seeing teenagers who are still their father’s little girls is heartwarming,” Tolder says. “My daughter is 10 years old and father-daughter relationships are special.”
With just a vision and a minuscule budget, the Kiwanis chapter began this fundraiser in 2009 in a small banquet room. As a result of tremendous response from the community, they have grown the event to two dances in the same evening, with 750-900 people attending. “All proceeds from the dance and other Kiwanis Club fundraisers are reinvested back to the community in the form of scholarships for area high school seniors or for other community charitable needs,” concludes Tolder.
The dance is open to daughters of all ages, from toddler to adult. Attendees from previous dances ranged from six months to 24 years old. For more information about the organization and their fundraisers, visit www.northgwinnettkiwanis.com.