Joseph Kovarik and Miletich with their daughter Katherine Kovarik and escort Carter Kovarik of Cherry Hills Village.
Dec. 22 marked the 62nd annual Denver Debutante Ball with 27 debutantes presenting one of Denver’s most anticipated and celebrated winter holiday balls. The evening was full of excitement, bringing together families and friends for a night of music and dancing to the Jerry Barnett Orchestra at the historic Brown Palace.
The Denver Debutante Ball invites accomplished young women from respected families with a history and commitment to Denver and its institutions.
The celebration of the Denver Debutante Ball continues to honor the tradition of presenting young women at a formal Debutante Ball, but is also charged with encouraging and aiding these Debutantes during the course of the coming year to become good citizens through philanthropy, volunteerism and leadership.
At the core of our mission is the Mentor Program, established in 2014, which provides a network for our Debutantes, on the threshold of becoming leaders in business and volunteer work, with avenues and opportunities for them to become contributing members to the cultural life of the community. To that end, each one of these young women is matched with one of over 1,000 past Denver Debutantes who share an interest in the same profession, attended the same college or university or share a passion or avocation.
Proceeds from Denver Debutante Ball are given to the Denver Botanic Gardens to support their cultural and education goals. The mission of the Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, using its core values of transformation, relevance, diversity and sustainability.
The history of the Denver Debutante Ball is a long and honorable one, with over one thousand young women having been introduced to the Denver community since 1956, under the awe-inspiring crystal chandelier, along with Post Debutantes which are unique attributes that continue to enrich the tradition of the glorious Ball each year. In 2015, the Denver Debutante Ball celebrated the splendor of the 60th anniversary.
The traditional first dance, the father and daughter waltz. Photos by Stefan Krusze
Nate Sanderhuse presents his girlfriend Sarah DeLine with a bouquet of flowers.
Past Ball Chair Meg Nichols together with her husband Ed Nichols and Jason Fritz.
Russell Kemp, daughter Ariana Kemp and her mother Ana of Cherry Hills Village.
Noah Sakr with Heather and Barbara Knight and Rodger Knight IV
Master of Ceremonies Newell Grant and Judy Grant
Willis Wood with past Ball Chair Dawn Wood and Richard Wham
Escort Peter DeLine along with Sarah DeLine and escort Samuel DeLine.
Bob and Barbara Danos with Betty Lynn and Dennis Jackson
Robert and Kimberly Danos and daughter Caroline, with her grandparents Barbara and Bob Danos of Greenwood Village.
2017 Escort William Hurtl with Sue Aschutz-Rodgers and her granddaughter Caroline Padgett with escort Geoffrey Lord.
The entire Hawkey family with 2017 Debutante Grace Hawkey at center
Gary Vickers and daughter Caitlin with Lyndsey Benes and her father Craig, all of Cherry Hills Village.
Former debutante Rachel and her mother Michelle
Kevin Reidy and his daughter Katherine with Ann and Laura Reidy
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