BFF BASH 2021 150 150 Best Foot Forward Foundation

THANK YOU to all who attended the event, virtually! We raised an unprecedented $519,000 for our programs, and many children and young adults in foster care will benefit from this incredible generosity.

If you missed the event and would like to see our 10-year anniversary recap video (10 years in 2 minutes),
please CLICK HERE!

We had so many amazing auction items to bid on and 100 grab bags that could be purchased for $100 each, with a chance to win a $1,500 necklace. Only 100 were for sale!

Here are just a few silent and live auction items:

  • Ride for 2 on the Goodyear Blimp
  • $3,000 City Furniture and $500 Capitol Carpet gift cards
  • Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas 4-Day/3-Night Stay
  • Rebel Soul Overnight Fishing Charter (Live)
  • Electric Magnum Cosmo Bike
  • Private Yacht Charter 4-Hour Intracoastal Tour
  • Alonzo Mourning Lunch and Golf (Live)
  • Chef Dominick prepared 5-course dinner for 8, with wine pairing, in your home (Live)
  • Golf foursomes at many different local country clubs
  • Hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, and so much more!
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton 10-months of shoes live auction item valued at $7,500

Take a look at our BASH program here: BashProgram2021_final  We appreciate everyone who contributed to the BASH, making it the huge success we know it will be!

We are very excited to announce our 2021 BFF BASH will be a virtual event taking place on March 13th. We missed out on the opportunity of celebrating our 10-year anniversary last year, so we will be celebrating it this year, A Decade of Change, plus 1 year! From powerful storytelling, you will learn how young people in foster care are finding success in life, through education. Prepare to be inspired!

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. Preshow
            7:00 Live Event
Location: Virtual Event

The BASH event is our biggest event of the year and is always incredibly moving!

The theme for this year’s event is A Decade of Change, commemorating our 10 year anniversary.

We hope you will join us on March 13, 2021.

We would like to thank our chairs for the event, Lisa and Todd Orlando, and our rising chairs, Meryll and Ethan Bangsil.

Our Honorary Chair for the event is Wanda Moran, and we will recognize Gigi M. Tylander as our Champion of Children.

For information on placing an advertisement or a tribute in our event program, given to 500 community members, please click  Bash Program Ad Form 2021. 

For information on becoming one of our sponsors, please click Bash Sponsorship Forms 2021. 

If you would like more information about the event, please contact Donna at 561-470-8300 or

We would like to thank all our BASH 2021 sponsors, listed here as of 3.10.21:

Presenting Sponsor

Laura and Shaw McCutcheon*


Leaps and Bounds

Mainstreet Capital Partners*

Polen Capital*

Trend Capital- Mari and Ashwin Vasan*


Jumping For Joy

Burns Family Foundation*

Anita Detert*

GL Homes*

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.*

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel*

Vertical Bridge*

Zimmerman Advertising*


Fancy Footwork


Kathy and Ron Assaf*

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation*

First Republic Bank – Lisa and Todd Orlando*

Cathy and Abdol Moabery*

Office Depot*


Head Over Heels

Meryll B. Bangsil, CFP, CEPA –

Boca Raton Wealth Consulting Group –

UBS Financial Services Inc.*

Champagne & Parisi Real Estate

Margi and Kurtiss Cross*

Mary and Bill Donnell

Sandy and Ed Sheehy*

Mark Sutherland*

Gigi and Bill Tylander

Valve Research and Manufacturing Company*


Swept Off Your Feet

Leslie Adams – Morgan Stanley

Ann Appleman

Lori and David Bargas*

CenterState Bank*

Linda Coffin

Laura and Bill Fash*


Horace Gray

Marla and Gary Greenspan*

Allison and Stuart Haft

Chris and Forrest Heathcott*


Innovative Telecom Solutions*

Kessler Lipman Orthopedics*

Lisa and Larry Miller*

Claudia and Warren Orlando*

Seacoast Bank*

St. Thomas University College of Law*

Sunflower Landscaping*

Taste A’Vint*

TBS Law, P.A.*

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank*

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton*

Urology Center of South Florida, P.A.*


Exclusive Underwriters


Emcee Sponsor

Diane and Larry Feldman – Subway of South Florida*


In Kind Sponsors


Jewelry Sponsor

Cristino Fine Jewelry*


Design Sponsor

Dawn of Designs*


Gift Sponsor

GL Homes*


Promotional Sponsor



Video Sponsor

Plum Productions Corporate Video Services*


Media Sponsor

Spotlight Magazine

*Denotes repeat sponsor

March 13, 2021
6:30 pm — 8:15 pm (1h 45′)