Thank You

We are so humbled by your support we received for the Want To Foundation’s inaugural banquet. There are two words that come to mind in consideration of you spending the evening with us and for your most generous contribution: Endless Gratitude and Thank you! 

Your friendship and support are invaluable to us. Your gift will truly make an impact as we mentor students through goals, relationships, and knowledge so they are equipped to achieve their dreams. Your gift demonstrates leadership in truly making a difference in students’ lives.

Thank you again for your kind generosity – we are grateful beyond measure
– Gary Highfield, Executive Director

Emily Kate Boyd Benefit Show

Chattanooga's own Americana rock, folk, blues and country music singer songwriter Emily Kate Boyd is a poet and storyteller who makes live performance an original and heartfelt experience. Emily is actively involved in The Want To Foundation and The Destiny Program, and will be performing a benefit show at Barking Legs Theater on June 18th.

Emily has shared stages with Clay Cook (of Zac Brown Band,) Shawn Mullins and many more. Her rich, bluesy voice is somewhat reminiscent of Laura Marling though many associate her style with artists like Bonnie Raitt. Best served in an ideal listening room environment such as Chattanooga's Barking Legs Theater, Emily brings a passion and energy that deeply connects with her audience.

Show Info:

  • Where: Barking Legs Theater - 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga
  • When: Thursday June 18th @ 8pm
  • Who: Full band performance with special guest opener Jeff Joyner & Friends
  • Price: $12. advance / $15. Day of show. Purchase at

Destiny Program – 1,736 Students and Counting

  1. Tyner High School – 168 students in 9th grade have completed the survey and are reading Gary's book. 10 companies will begin mentoring these students mid-March.
  2. Ridgeland High School – 1,278 students grades 9 through 12. Working to complete the survey  and receiving 950 books soon, with 335 books already in-house. 
  3. Girls Leadership Academy – 290 girls, grades 7 through 12. Survey has been completed and books will be delivered shortly.
  4. East Ridge High School – 135 students reading the book and working on book studies.  635 additional books to be delivered soon.
  5. Ivy Academy – 125 books to be delivered. Destiny Survey forthcoming.
  6. Baylor School – to be added in April.