National Charity League’s Coronet Ball Honors 12 Debutantes at the Beverly Hilton

The 68th annual National Charity League’s Coronet Debutante Ball was held on November 25 at the Beverly Hilton. 

Eleven young ladies made their debut at the traditional black-tie ball wearing customary 14-karat gold lavaliers for the first time. One by one, they were presented on the arm of their fathers and sponsors as they made their debut.

The debutantes, from the greater Los Angeles and Atlanta area, include the following remarkable young ladies: Julia Barger, Caleigh Canales, Brigitte Corbell, Josephine Deranja, Elizabeth Glover, Ashley Griess, Sloan Hooper, Catherine Rozelle, Arabella Stadvec, Blair Sullivan, and Chelsea and Haley Worrell.

The 2017 debutantes presented at the Coronet Debutante Ball were (left to right) Chelsea Anne Worrell, Ashley Nicole Griess, Caleigh Scott Canales, Sloan Callaway Hooper, Elizabeth Nicolle Glover, Alice Wilson Gould (Coronet Ball Director), Catherine Margaret Rozelle, Josephine Marie Deranja, Arabella Angelina Stadvec, Blair Marie Sullivan, Haley Lynn Worrell and Brigitte Gibson Corbell. Not pictured is Julia Barger.
Photo: Lee Salem Photography, Inc.

Rozelle, a Pacific Palisades resident, attends Marymount High School and is the daughter of Marcia and Kacy Rozelle. Hooper lives in Atlanta, but her grandmother, Kathleen Purcelli, is a Palisades resident.

The women were invited to debut based on their extensive community service, each having volunteered a minimum of six years. This year’s class volunteered their time to benefit a number of charities, including the

Samburu Project, Relay For Life, the Pediatric Arthritis and Lupus Foundation, Upward Bound House, Walk & Roll and United Built Homes. 

In addition to their philanthropic contributions, the young ladies also serve as leaders in a number of extracurricular activities, such as founders of clubs and organizations on campus, members of the honors council, active members of the Mayor’s Youth Council, and award-winning student ambassadors for the White House.

“We are pleased to have such an inspiring group of girls debut this year,” said Alice Wilson Gould, Coronet Debutante Ball Director, “and are extremely confident that each of these young women will continue to dedicate their time to acts of service in the Los Angeles community and beyond for years to come.” Suzanne Boone is the National Charity League President. Both are Pacific Palisades residents.

A portion of the proceeds from the Ball go to National Charity League, Los Angeles to benefit its various philanthropies. The first Coronet Ball was held in 1949 and more than 1,500 women have been presented over the years.

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