Debutantes exhibited outstanding qualities in scholarship, leadership, community service and finer womanhood at the recent Zeta Cotillion at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to experiencing an evening of royal elegance, the event provided an average of $10,000 in annual college scholarships to participants.
In 1954, the vision of the members Fort Lauderdale Chapter (Delta Eta Zeta) was to create a special cultural event for outstanding young women that would focus on their total development, and 62 years later the Cotillion continues to make this vision a reality. It was the first of its kind in Broward history.
Deanne Taylor, Co-Chair of the Cotillion, said, “Since its inception, hundreds of families have experienced the elegance of this cultural event. The funds raised go towards scholarships and funding of community service programs.”
The Cotillion is personal for Co-Chair Ericka Pratt. “As a former Debutante, I look forward to mentoring young women as they prepare for their debut into society. I am passionate about such an affair, as this marks the beginning of many life-changing events in a young person’s life,” said Pratt.
The chapter will soon start accepting applications celebrating its 62nd year. For information, please contact Deanne Taylor, 954.873.0922 or Ericka Pratt, 754.422.8084.