Betsy's Bash

Fundraising Event

Thank you all for making this year’s fundraiser an incredible success!

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce the inaugural Betsy’s Bash, a celebration and fundraising event at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center on May 21, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. This very first gathering of Penn’s Pals will be a celebration of the legacy and impact the center has had on countless generations of youth, staff, and families since Mrs. Betsy first opened the doors in 1964. Her vision of a camp focused solely on the health, wellbeing, and education of the youth of North Carolina has carried the center from 1964 to the present, ensuring the positive and transformative impact of the camp experience on thousands of children.

We hope this celebration will become a pillar of the Rockingham County community for years to come, demonstrating the deep impacts of the Penns’ dream to make a difference in the lives of North Carolinians, one child at a time. Serving over 7,000 youth every year, the Penn 4-H Center stands as one of the leading youth development centers in the state of North Carolina.

We now ask you to consider joining with Penn’s Pals to support the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center (BJP) by becoming a sponsor of the inaugural Betsy’s Bash Fundraising Event, and/or by joining us in person for the celebration on May 21, 2022. The event will be held outside. A virtual option will also be provided if you are unable to attend in person, or feel more comfortable celebrating remotely.

Serving over 7,000 youth every year, the Penn 4-H Center stands as one of the leading youth development centers in the state of North Carolina.

Through the generous support of a Rockingham County community member and parent of a youth who has attended BJP, all sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations for this event will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. “The BJP camp is a very important part of the greater Rockingham County community. I hope this gift will help motivate others to show their appreciation and support for this beautiful camp facility. Let’s all show our gratitude to Betsy and Jeff Penn and their vision for positive youth development in Rockingham County and the state of North Carolina.” The donor providing the match challenge wishes to remain anonymous at this time.

We appreciate any support you can provide during the fundraising event as we strive to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For more information, contact Center Director Stacy Burns at or 336-349-9445. You can also follow our Facebook event page for all the up-to-date details. We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating with you soon.

With Gratitude,

Penn’s Pals

* Proceeds supporting the Betsy’s Bash are collected and managed by The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit with tax ID # 56-6049304. Proceeds will support the Friends of Penn fund, which benefits the highest priority needs of the Penn 4-H Center. You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship less the value of goods received. 

Our Sponsors

Platinum Clover Sponsor

Along with celebrating Penn’s legacy, we will also be celebrating the 30-year business anniversary of our Platinum Sponsor, ComputeThis! ComputeThis has been providing IT solutions to small businesses and individuals in the Rockingham County community for 30 years while serving a critical role in the support and leadership of the Penn 4-H Center. We are so grateful to the Wall family and ComputeThis for their support now and over many years, and we’re honored to have them a part of the extended Penn family!

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Silver Clover Sponsors

Rockingham County Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau of Rockingham county
Bronze Clover Sponsors

Home Trust Bank

Guilford County 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association

Individuals, families, and groups

Dr. Jay and Anne Donecker

Lucille Blankenship

Penn-Schoellkopf Family – Ann, Penny, and Susie

Purple Clover Sponsors
Joe Freeman/Mistletoe Meadows
Mistletoe Meadows
Individuals, families, and groups

Katherine Pasour

Mike & Jayne Yoder

David French

Dwight & Martha Hopkins

Green Clover Sponsors

NC Association of Student Councils

NC Association of student councils

Cirrus Construction

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Individuals, families, and groups

The Herpy Family

Dr. Jay and Anne Donecker

Larry & Kathy Hancock

Mr. & Mrs. Cecil W. Cottrell

The Burns Family

Patrick & Denise Brady

Will & Angie Strader

White Clover Sponsors

After School Brilliance

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Maddrey Etringer Smith Hollowell & Toney, LLP

Individuals, families, and groups

Ms. Ernestine Alston

Ms. Lee Templeton

Weston and Shannon McCorkle

Judge Ed Wilson

Peggie Lewis Joyce