The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League introduced the 2017-2018 Debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities June 2-4. The weekend marked the official start of a season of events culminating with the 32nd Presentation Ball, which will be held February 17, 2018.
Announcement Weekend began with the Announcement Party at Stanley Korshak on Friday evening, June 2. On Saturday, Stanley Korshak hosted a breakfast and Gown Show featuring the Couture Collection by designer Mackenzie Brittingham. To conclude the weekend, Neiman Marcus hosted a Gown Show and dessert reception on Sunday.
Presentation Ball Chair is Lori Routh and DSOL President is Mari Epperson.
The 2017-2018 debutantes are: Caroline Allday, Meika Bass, Caroline Beutel, Natalie Blazejewski, Alexis Bray, Helena Burns, Megan Casey, Catherine Champlin, Bronwyn Cordiak, Eliza Davis, Alexandra Eagle, Claire Fletcher, Grace Gunnin, Hope Hyde, Emma Jenevein, Olivia Jennings, Anna Marie Jordanou, Riley King, Katie Kupp, Catherine Leffert, Lane McCormick, Annabel McGill, Megan Meinecke, Kay Merritt, Caroline Morway, Theiline Pigott, Jacqueline Reagor, Avery Roossien, Madison Stuart, Juliana Szuwalski, Madeline Toole and Morgan Weaver.
The Presentation Ball, which was first held in 1987, is the largest fundraiser for the DSOL. Over $11 million has been raised for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through the annual event, which was created with the vision of long-time League member Tincy Miller, who chaired the first Ball.
Founded in 1946, the mission of the DSOL is to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising activities. Since 1998 the League has contributed over $14 million in support of the Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, which help bring the wonder of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to thousands of youths and adults in the Dallas Metroplex.