Welcome to the 2016 Court of the Bal d'Hiver!
We are thrilled to have you be a part of this timeless Nashville tradition of celebrating accomplished and community-minded young women. Your hometown of Nashville is thriving, but there are many people whose needs are not being met. By participating in the Bal d'Hiver, you are helping raise needed funds and awareness for three worthy charities: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Family & Children's Service, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
We hope you enjoy reconnecting with old friends, spotlighting the charities, and sharing your plans for the future. We know it will be a fabulous event and a great, fun time. We are grateful to you for the important role you and your families play in our fundraising efforts. We are delighted to welcome you home! We look forward to celebrating the remarkable women you have become.
Mary Bess Corbin
Jenney Springer Keaty
Vice President/Bal dHiver Chairs
Brief History of Bal d'Hiver
In an ever-changing world, traditions are still a treasure. The Bal d'Hiver, the oldest charity ball in Nashville, is one of those traditions. The Bal d'Hiver was created to recognize women, not just Thetas. Beginning with the first Bal in 1947, the Kappa Alpha Theta Nashville Alumnae Chapter has presented exceptional young women to the Nashville community. This year, 69 lovely and accomplished college seniors were presented. These women have made their mark and will continue to make a difference in the communities in which they choose to live. They are the future and will impact our world in ways unimagined...by the careers they choose, the families they raise and places they travel.
As Nashville has transformed since 1947, so has the Bal d'Hiver. No longer is this our grandmothers' introduction to Nashville society. This year, the women were connected with mentors within the Theta community. The Nashville Theta Alumnae Chapter has invited the court to be a part of its Linked-in group. The ability for these young women to network with Nashville Thetas has already landed a few of these young women some impressive jobs.
The 2015 Bal d'Hiver was chaired by Amy Colton and Mary Lee Bartlett and our honorary chair was Sarah Ann Dickinson Ezzell. The countless hours and months of planning made this evening simply magical with so many special moments.
Five hundred and ninety one people were in attendance at the 2015 Bal, held over Thanksgiving weekend. Since its inception, over 5 million dollars has been raised and distributed to charitable organizations Traditionally, proceeds from the Bal d'Hiver allow us to donate over $100, each year to three philanthropies that are near and dear to the Nashville Theta Alumnae: the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, CASA, and Family & Children's Service. It is believed that the Nashville Theta Alumnae and Family & Children's Service have the longest charitable relationship in Nashville, as that relationship began with the first Bal d'Hiver.
We are honored and humbled to be able to carry on this amazing tradition started 67 years ago, not only for the young women being presented but to be able to give back, support and make a difference to our community, as well as provide leadership and scholarship opportunities through the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
Written by the Nashville Theta Alumnae Chapter
Bal d'Hiver 2016
Bal Chairs: Mary Bess Corbin &
Jenney Springer Keaty
Bal d'Hiver 2016
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016, 6 p.m.
TWO-STEP Court Registration Process
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See Kappa Alpha Theta Philanthropies
Since 1947, over five million dollars has been raised for current and past beneficiaries.
Currently, on average $100,000-$150,000 is raised per year for the following organizations:
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Family & Children's Service
- Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation