About the Debutante Program
For the past thirty-five years, those who have participated in the Debutante Program of Sarasota and Manatee Counties benefit from their connection to a stellar group of women who are high achievers and invaluable resources. Regardless of a Debutante’s chosen path in life, she will forever have access to former Debutantes who can serve as mentors, friends and role models. This relationship, with the benefits it affords, is like no other.
First and foremost, this is a program honoring the outstanding young women of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Secondarily, the proceeds from the Debutante Ball benefit the Youth Programs of the Sarasota Orchestra. These funds provide scholarships, lessons and instrument rentals for children in need who seek the enrichment of great music.
Becoming a Debutante is a great honor, extended to a very limited number of young women in Sarasota and Manatee Counties each year. Those chosen for our program are exceptional young women, successful in their endeavors, a role model to peers and are future leaders of their communities.
Being a Debutante recognizes achievements and accomplishments. It tells college admissions officers that the Post Debutante is active as a leader in her school and community, and is a highly respected individual who is committed to programs which serve others.
Debutante Selection Criteria:
Prospective Debutantes shall be invited by written invitation to become Debutantes. The criteria for selecting the Debutantes are: