Event chair Eleanor McClendon Bond with Carla Leffert, Presentation Ball Chair.
Tuxedos and cocktail dresses were the attire for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s debutantes Casino Party held at the Belo Mansion on July 25. The debs, honor guard, and their families had a delicious buffet dinner, casino games, and dancing with live music.
The event was chaired by Eleanor McClendon Bond. Presentation Ball Chair is Carla Leffert and DSOL President is Lisa Loy Laughlin.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League introduced the 2018-2019 Debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities May 31-June 2. The weekend marked the official start of a season of events culminating with the 33rd Presentation Ball, which will be held February 9, 2019.
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.
Photos by Deborah Brown