The Laguna chapter of National Charity League celebrated six years and 6,676 hours of philanthropic service with a Debutante Ball held at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel on Dec. 29.
Seven Laguna Beach residents, five of whom graduated from Laguna Beach High School, were among the 21 women honored:
Katherine Grace Everett, who graduated from St. Margaret Episcopal School, currently attends Santa Clara University. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Everett.
Olivia Jane Collins, daughter of James R. Collins, Jr. and Ms. Paige Poliquin Collins attends University of Washinton. St. Margaret is also her alma mater.
Christianne Alexandra Kinder attends Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and is the daughter of Charles and Fabiola Kinder.
Jennifer Naimi Maddocks is enrolled at the University of Washington and is the daughter of Dr. Thomas and Tara Maddocks.
Bianca Gianna Sganga attends Columbia University and is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Sganga.
Jessica Fay Shusko attends Santa Clara University and is the daughter of Alex and Susan Shusko.
Kate Elizabeth Stewart, enrolled at Staten Island’s Wagner College, is the daughter of Roger and Janet Stewart.
The organization fosters mother-daughter relationships through community service. Membership is by invitation in middle school years and involves a six-year commitment through 12thgrade.
Photos by Leslie Bird.