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We appreciate your interest in participating in the 50th Annual Debutante Cotillion sponsored by The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Incorporated.
The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc. was established in 1999 for charitable, educational, and community service. It is a vehicle for accepting, distributing and investing funds for student scholarships and awards. This Foundation also supports on-going community projects and outreaching organizations in an effort to assist mankind in general.

The Foundation serves as a vehicle for receiving, fundraising, distributing and investing funds for scholarships and awards to students, to establish on-going educational programs and for charitable donations and community projects which assist mankind in general.
The Annual Debutante Cotillion was established in 1974. Since then, over 1,000 young ladies have been presented. The Cotillion provides a unique opportunity for young women to become exposed to principles of women with high ethical standards. The debutante experience focuses on instilling leadership, confidence, competence, and poise, while undoubtedly generating a sense of family pride. 


Young ladies who are high school seniors or college freshmen, who are unmarried, non-emancipated, and without children.


Debutantes compete for the title of Miss Debutante by selling ads for the Cotillion Souvenir Book. In addition, they participate together in a variety of service projects. All Debutantes are also encouraged to sell tickets to the Debutante Ball so that family and friends can share their evening in the spotlight.

If you meet the requirements to become a Debutante, we encourage you to complete the enclosed forms and submit them by the deadline of April 15, 2024. If you are accepted, you and your family will be invited to meet with the Screening and Selection Committee who will provide you with more information about this exciting event.
We look forward to your participation in our 50th Annual Debutante Cotillion.



Requirements for participation in the Cotillion:
—Written approval from your parents/guardians
—2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 grading scale)  
—Participation in a minimum of two group service projects
—Completion of a 30-hour service project with presentation

Instructions for completing the application:
—Please read the application carefully and answer all questions completely.

—Parental/Guardian signature is required on application.

—List the names of references only, letters of recommendation should NOT be submitted.  

—A transcript release request is included in this application. Your parent or guardian must sign before giving it to the school for processing.  


Transcripts can be:


Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc. 

Attn: H'Vyn Jones

Screening & Selection Chairperson 
P. 0. Box 18577
Milwaukee, WI 53218 



Sent electronically by the school guidance counselor to


50th Annual PRC Debutante Cotillion


DEADLINE: Monday, April 22nd, 2024

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