The Women’s Board of the San Francisco Debutante Ball honored 26 outstanding young women from the Bay Area at the 58th annual San Francisco Debutante Ball on Saturday, June 17. Chaired by board member Jennifer Benham and co-chaired by board member Leigh Maurus, the evening was a grand celebration in the Grand Ballroom of the St. Francis hotel with over 500 attendees including the debutantes, their presenters, escorts and evening guests.
Comprising young women from San Francisco, the East Bay, the Peninsula and Marin County, the San Francisco Debutante Ball celebrates a group of newly high-school graduated, outstanding young women as they embark on their academic and professional endeavors. The ball is a time-honored San Francisco tradition that emphasizes the importance of philanthropy. Each year the Women’s Board selects a program or project of specific need within the California Pacific Medical Center and dedicates the proceeds of the ball to that beneficiary. This year the selected beneficiary is CPMC’s Kalmanovitz Child Development Center. The Kalmanovitz Child Development Center provides comprehensive developmental assessment and treatment programs for infants, preschoolers, school-age children and adolescents who manifest developmental delays or differences.