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Fond memories for a year, an affiliation for a lifetime. Here at

Now celebrating the 43rd year of the Debutante Program!

The Debutante Program of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, which benefits the Youth Programming of the Sarasota Orchestra, is designed to recognize the notable young women who excel academically, socially and morally in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We celebrate the accomplishments of young women embarking on their senior year of high school in a family fun way. 

Those who participate in The Debutante Program benefit as well from their affiliation with and connection to a select group of individuals who are also high achievers and invaluable resources, our Post-Debutantes, some of whom are listed in our “Women of Note.”  This remarkable sampling of Sarasota/Manatee Post-Debutantes highlights just a fraction of those who have completed their educational endeavors, and are “breaking glass ceilings,” making their marks on professions, industries and communities throughout the US and the world.   Regardless of a Debutante’s chosen path in life, she will forever have access to the network of our Post-Debutantes who can serve as mentors, friends and role models.  This relationship, with the benefits it affords, is like no other.

Check out our News and Events via our Sarasota/Manatee County Debutantes Facebook page.


 “Who knew that the ‘waltz lesson and dinner dates’ I had with my Dad every month would become some of the dearest memories of my senior year of high school?   I would not trade one minute of those evenings for anything in the world.”

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