Debutante Ball Chairs

  • 1950 - 1964
  • 1965 - 1979
  • 1980 - 1990
  • 1991 - 1997
  • 1998 - 2003
  • 2004 - 2015
Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
February 1950 1st YMHA Auditorium Martha Evans*
February 1951 2nd YMHA Auditorium Rosa W. Bridges*
February 1952 3rd YMHA Auditorium
February 21, 1953 4th YMHA Auditorium Evelyn W. Easterly*
February, 1954 5th YMHA Auditorium Venus E. Johnson*
February 26, 1955 6th YMHA Auditorium Telanna L. Johnson*
February 18, 1956 7th YMHA Auditorium Gloria Holland
February 23, 1957 8th YMHA Auditorium Faustine Boyd
February , 1958 9th YMHA Auditorium
February 7, 1959 10th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Faustine Carter, Mable Simms*
February 6, 1960 11th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Norma B. Braxton, Doris F. Smith
February 4, 1961 12th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Ruth T. Jackson, Yvonne T. Jenson
February, 1962 13th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Alice L. Faulkner, Florence T. Gaines
May 11, 1963 14th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Norma B. Braxton, Florence T. Gaines, Judith Purnell
May 11, 1964 15th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Judith P .Morton, Barbara Thompkins

* Deceased

Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
April 3, 1965 16th Wilmington Manor Lions Club Dorothy L. Cuff*, Florence T. Gaines
March 26, 1966 17th Monterey Ballroom Dorothy L. Cuff*
April 22, 1967 18th Claymont Fire Company Olive A. S. Mayfield, Mildred D. Simpson, Evelyn W. Easterly*
Martha Evans*
March 23, 1968 19th Claymont Fire Company Patricia S. Griffin, Claudette B. Evans
March 1, 1969 20th Hotel DuPont Claire L. Carey, Florence T. Gaines
April 10, 1970 21st Hotel DuPont Doris F. Smith
April 3, 1971 22nd Hotel DuPont Claire L .Carey, Elissa H. Walker
March 25, 1972 23rd Hotel DuPont Evelyn W. Easterly*, Brenda Bell, Lois R. Thomas
March 31, 1973 24th Hotel DuPont Doris F. Smith
April 6, 1974 25th Hotel DuPont Doris F. Smith, Gloria Greer, Ruby B. Washington
March 29, 1975 26th Hotel DuPont Doris F. Smith, Gloria Greer, Ruby B. Washington
March 27, 1976 27th Hotel DuPont Claire L. Carey
April 9, 1977 28th Hotel DuPont Mildred R. Holmes, Alice T. Hunt, Doris F. Smith
April 8, 1978 29th Hotel DuPont Claire L. Carey, Evelyn W. Easterly*, Florence T. Gaines
March 21, 1979 30th Hotel DuPont Doris F. Smith, Anita L. Young

* Deceased

Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
March 29, 1980 31st Hotel DuPont Patricia S. Griffin, Ella M. Johnson*
March 28, 1981 32nd Hotel DuPont Florence T. Gaines, Ruth T. Jackson, Telanna L. Johnson*
March 27, 1982 33rd Hotel DuPont Anita L. Young, Simone D. Cornish, Dorotheia R. Fullman*
March 26, 1983 34th Hotel DuPont Claudette B. Evans, Florence T. Gaines
March 31, 1984 35th Hotel DuPont Alice L. Faulkner, Patricia S. Griffin
March 30, 1985 36th Hotel DuPont Florence T. Gaines, Geraldine M. Purnell
March 29, 1986 37th Hotel DuPont Geraldine M. Purnell, T. Yvonne Anders, Eva K. Butler*
March 14, 1987 38th Radisson Hotel Gaines, Norma J. Jackson*, Rachel B. Jackson*
March 26, 1988 39th Hotel DuPont Yvonne D. Barnett, Norma J. Jackson*, Rachel B. Jackson*
April 1, 1989 40th Hotel DuPont Eva K. Butler*, Cecily Sawyer Harmon, Patricia D. Wilson
March 31, 1990 41th Hotel DuPont Florence T. Gaines, Rachel B. Jackson*

* Deceased

Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
April 16, 1991 42nd Hotel DuPont Patricia D. Wilson, Renee J. P. Wynn
March 28, 1992 43rd Hotel DuPont Florence T. Gaines
March 27, 1993 44th Hotel DuPont Rachel B. Jackson*
March 12, 1994 45th Hotel DuPont Eva K. Butler*, Delores M. Horton, Geraldine M. Purnell
March 12, 1995 46th Hotel DuPont Regena J. Manley*, Serena A. Patrick, Rochellda S. Sibert
March 22, 1996 47th Hotel DuPont Serena A. Patrick, Eva K. Butler*, Leslie Evans-Johnson
March 14, 1997 48th Hotel DuPont Regena J. Manley*, Rosalind Y. Pratcher, Shauntrelle Y. Holmes

* Deceased

Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
March 13, 1998 49th Hotel DuPont Delores M. Horton, Eva K. Butler*
March 27, 1999 50th Wyndham Garden Hotel Serena A. Patrick, Patricia W. Cox, Doris F. Smith, Janet S. Roberts
March 30, 2001 51st Hotel DuPont Patricia A. Macklin, V. Dianne Campbell, Lynn M. Sharps
March 30, 2001 52nd Hotel DuPont V. Dianne Campbell, Margaret J. Brown, Beverly K. Perry
April 5, 2002 53rd Hotel DuPont V. Dianne Campbell, Margaret J. Brown, Robin Hurd-Graham, Monica Y. Perry, Juanita S. Pritchett, Patsy D. Pipkin-Perry, Anita L. Young
March 28, 2003 54th Hotel DuPont Anita L. Young, Monica Y. Perry, Juanita S. Pritchett, Patsy D. Pipkin-Perry

* Deceased

Date Ball Location Chairman/Chairmen
March 26, 2004 55th Hotel DuPont Monica Y. Perry, Shelley Woods-Whiting, Monica B. Miller, Regena J. Manley
April 8, 2005 56th Hotel DuPont Monica Y. Perry, Monica B. Miller, Valerie E. M. Keaton
April 7, 2006 57th Hotel DuPont Valerie E. M. Keaton, Juanita S. Pritchett, Loretta L. Young
March 23, 2007 58th Hotel DuPont Loretta L. Young, Patsy D. Pipkin-Perry
April 4, 2008 59th Hotel DuPont Loretta L. Young, Constance M. Green Hosten
March 27, 2009 60th Hotel DuPont Antoinette N. Liggians, Tiffanie A. K. Claude
April 16, 2010 61st Hotel DuPont Antoinette N. Liggians, Hyacinth A. Dunlap
March 25, 2011 62nd Hotel DuPont Geraldine Purnell Cochran, Judith P. Morton
March 30, 2012 63rd Hotel DuPont Hyacinth A. Dunlap, Cynthia Guy
April 5, 2013 64th Hotel DuPont V. Diane Campbell Taylor, Javette M. Lane
April 11, 2014 65th Hotel DuPont V. Diane Campbell Taylor, Sherice Johnson
April 10, 2015 66th Hotel DuPont Sherice Johnson, Valarie Evans

* Deceased