Kenzie’s Closet provides prom attire for young ladies attending accredited high schools in the Tri-State area. Services are provided at no cost to Juniors and Seniors with current financial need.
When Brynne Coletti discovered that her daughter’s classmate was not attending prom because of the expense, she anonymously helped through the high school. The need quickly became evident that more young ladies could benefit with this type of assistance. Focusing on the goal of helping these young ladies, she started collecting dresses and prom attire.
She incorporated Kenzie’s Closet as a non-profit organization in December 2006. Brynne developed a program that believes ‘it is more than a dress’. She crafted an experience that allows these young ladies to shop in a boutique that is every girls dream, staffed with volunteer Personal Shoppers to assist in selecting the right dress.
Since that time, Kenzie’s closet has dressed over 4,500 young ladies for their proms.
Brynne was honored in 2009 as one of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s distinguished Women of the Year. In 2014, Lighthouse Youth Services recognized Brynne’s work with the Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award.
About Kenzie's CLOSET
Brynne F. Coletti
Founder & Volunteer CEO
Kenzie's CLOSET Staff
Kathy McDonald, Executive Director
Kathy McDonald is an experienced non-profit professional, with program administration, fundraising, community relations, event planning and relationship cultivation roles in her background. Growing up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Kathy attended Highlands High School and went on to pursue a B.A. in mass communications/journalism at Eastern Kentucky University. Kathy's career path has included leadership positions at the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and the Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Kathy lives in East Walnut Hills with her husband, Dave, their dog Chief and two cats, Sophie and Gus.
Becky Betsch, Boutique Manager
Becky has volunteered as a personal shopper before joining Kenzie’s Closet as the Boutique Manager in the fall of 2015. She has extensive experience working with volunteers and coordinating large fundraisers for organizations. Her enthusiasm is contagious to all who work with her.