Desert Foundation presents 20 Debutantes at 2018 Ball

Posted By on January 17, 2019

The Event: 53rd Annual Desert Ball

The Cause: Desert Foundation Auxiliary

Mission: The Desert Foundation Auxiliary selects and presents to the community young ladies from the Scottsdale, the Town of Paradise Valley and Carefree areas at the annual Desert Ball each December. Proceeds from the 2018 event will benefit For the Love of Travis and Kids in Focus.

Ball Chairman: Gina Forster

Ball Co-Chairman: Wendy Dewane

Auxiliary President: Joan Raskin

Event Honorees: 2018 Debutantes: Quinn Novak Beckham, Isabella Marguerite Bender, Lauren Mackenzie Cohen, Mackenzie Alyse Cooper, Caysie Marie DeVary, Devin Rose Douglas, Grace Nicole Elsie, Emily Rose Hink, Cassaundra King Johnson, Grace Alexis Koester, Alexandra Rene LaPose, Lulu Loran Lundstedt, Caitlin Marie McGrath, Grace Caroline Musil, Caroline Marie Pescatore, Audrey Vivian Polk, Rachel Elizabeth Sipes, Abigail Kim Sonnier, Katherine Martha Wilson and Amelie Blanc Young.

Date held: December 22, 2018

Venue: The Phoenician Resort

Photo Credit: Scott Foust

  • 2018 Desert Debutantes - photo by Scott Foust
  • Nancy and Kenneth Bates, Wendy and Mark Dewane, Gina and Joseph Forster, Joan and Randall Raskin - photo by Scott Foust
  • Debutante Grace Musil and her father John Musil - photo by Scott Foust
  • The father daughter waltz with debutante Lauren Cohen and her father Craig Cohen
  • Brother and Sister, Lauren and Jeff Cohen - photo by Scott Foust
  • Michelle and Scott Maxwell, Nancy Bates and Susan Marty - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Jill Hegardt, Annalise Kusy and Emma Monschein - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Windsor Hall, Escort Lawson Lundstedt and debutante Lulu Lundstedt - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Jamie Forster and Joseph Sheridan - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Christine Arendt with parents Wendy and Michael Arendt - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Dwayne, McKenna, Devin and Debbi Douglas - photo by Colleen Katz
  • Lovely Decorations by White House Design Studio - photo by Scott Foust
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