The 68th Annual Debutante Ball hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Omega Chapter, and the Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation, Inc. (ICSEF) in Kansas City, MO, will be held virtually on Fri., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “ A Celebration of Grandeur and Grace.”

This year, 12 exceptional young women from various area high schools will be presented to society.

The ball was originally scheduled to be held on Fr., Nov. 27, 2020, at the Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in response to COVID-19, many of the social and cultural activities for the participants were modified and conducted virtually.

For the past 68 years, two Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. graduate chapters in the Kansas City metro area have presented the Debutante Ball as a means of encouraging high scholastic achievements among young ladies. Since the first Debutante Ball was held in 1951, over 1,900 outstanding young women have been presented to society, and $1,400,000 in scholarships and book awards given.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first African-American Greek-lettered sorority founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C in 1908. Dr. Glenda Glover is International President.

Beta Omega Chapter was chartered on Oct. 20, 1920. Dr. Juana Hishaw is the President of Beta Omega. The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation, Inc. (ICSEF) is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit foundation incorporated in the State of Missouri. It serves as the charitable arm of Beta Omega Chapter. Dr. Everlyn Williams is the foundation’s president. Dr. Cleora Woods Taylor is General Chairman and Mrs. Linda May serve as Co-Chairman of the Debutante Ball Committee.

For general ball information go to the ball website at https://aka68thdebball.wixsite.com/2020. Tickets can be purchased for $15 plus a 3% processing fee per ticket.

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