Denim & Diamonds date is set, and Billy Dean’s coming to perform!
The Kids to Love Foundation has set the date for its annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser, the premier fundraising event for its Davidson Farms home for girls and the Whitaker Cottage Community.
This year’s Denim & Diamonds, presented by Twickenham Advisors, will take place April 27, 2024, at The Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive NW in Huntsville.
Country music star Billy Dean will be this year’s headline artist. Over the course of his 25+ year career, Billy has released 11 albums and has been recognized with several awards and nominations. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” which went on to win Song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards.
That same year, Billy was named Top New Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards and nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award. In 2017, Billy was inducted as a member of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame.
“This past year at Davidson Farms has been one of our most fulfilling ever,” said Kids to Love Founder and CEO Lee Marshall. “Davidson Farms is about Hope, Healing, and Home, and we have a wonderful group of girls and young women there doing that every day. We can’t wait to show our Denim & Diamonds guests how we are changing their lives every day for the better.”
In addition to Billy Dean, the evening also will feature dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction.
Davidson Farms, the foundation’s home for girls located near Ardmore, Ala., was established in 2017. It is a state-licensed home but is not run with any state funding — all funding to meet the needs of the girls who live there comes from private donations.
For young ladies who age out of the foster care system, Davidson Farms has the Whitaker Cottage Community. Opened in September 2022, the cottages allow the young women to begin a life of independence while they continue their education or begin a career, all with the aid of Kids to Love’s mentors.
Most recently, Kids to Love opened the Damson Family Barn at Davidson Farms. The Damson Family Barn is home to Kids to Love’s new equine therapy program, which helps heal trauma through interaction with horses.
Davidson Farms is named in honor of the late Dr. Dorothy Davidson, whose generosity allowed Kids to Love to buy the property. You can read more about Davidson Farms and how you can help here.