Desert Ball

Desert Foundation Auxiliary hosts 53rd annual event

The perfect way to end 2018 fundraising efforts: 20 young women celebrating with family and friends at the Desert Ball on Dec. 22. The 53rd annual event hosted by Desert Foundation Auxiliary drew 600 guests to the Phoenician, where the debutantes from the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Carefree areas were presented to the community. White House Design Studio created the silvery blue and winter white décor. Gina Forster chaired the ball, with Wendy Dewane as her co-chair. Proceeds benefit For the Love of Travis and Kids in Focus.


Debutantes with their fathers

Kenneth and Nancy Bates, Mark and Wendy Dewane, Joseph and Gina Forster, Randall and Joan Raskin

Debutante Alexandra LaPose promenading with her escort, Connor LaPose

The escorts wait to step in to waltz

Center, Abigail and Conrad Sonnier, and to the left Grace and John Musil, in the father-daughter waltz

Lauren Cohen and her father Dr. Craig Cohen in the father-daughter waltz

Jill Hegardt, past debutante Annalise Kusy, and Emma Monschein; Debutantes Lulu Lundstedt and Emily Hink with a friend

Allyson Beckham, Courtney Buck, David Beckham and Brandon Buck; Windsor Hall, escort Lawson Lundstedt and Bailey Sullivan with debutante Lulu Lundstedt

Past debutante Jamie Forster with date Joseph Sheridan; Dwayne, McKenna, Devin and Debbi Douglas

Debutante Cassaundra Johnson with friends; Christine Arendt with parents Michael and Wendy Arendt

DFA members Laura Dye, Wendy Arendt and Maggie Argue; Jackson Ross, Thomas Beckham, past debutantes Shannon Beckham and Cassie Lowe, Michael Stalter and Kelly Ross

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