Sixteen young women awarded thousands in scholarship dollars
MILWAUKEE – November 14, 2018 – The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation announces its 45th Annual Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, November, 24, 2018 at the Pfister Hotel. Sixteen young women hailing from Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and surrounding districts will be awarded scholarships by the foundation at its black tie event.
The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation is celebrating a milestone year with a rich history rooted in service and community impact. More than 500 guests are expected to attend the gala featuring sixteen amazing young women who have engaged all summer in community projects, workshops and trainings, and fundraising opportunities to round out their debutante experience. The Debutantes have worked with organizations and/or initiatives including, but not limited to, Ronald McDonald House, Urban Autism Summit, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Great Impressions and United Negro College Fund.
“We are proud to have impacted a myriad of young Milwaukee women over the years. We’ve set them on a path of grace, poise and independence. One that promises self-confidence, social consciousness and solid footing to follow her dreams,” said the foundation’s president, Dara Atandare.
Debutantes receive a scholarship award based on their fundraising efforts and successful completion of the program. To date, more than 800 young women have participated and been awarded over $800,000 in scholarships.
The 2018 Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation’s Debutante Class includes:Azani Blue, Shorewood High School
D’Naya Collins, Rufus King International High School
Zahria Green, Sussex Hamilton High School
Navaeh Lucas, Milwaukee School of Languages
Taylor Mack, Carmen High School
Morgan Martin, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Ken’Triana McDade, Rufus King International High SchoolCeria McGlothian, Ronald Reagan Preparatory High SchoolMarissa Morgan, Dominican High School
Chamira Patton, Dominican High School
Africa Pippin, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Sydnee Roby Washington, Rufus King International High SchoolKayla Sherrod, Nicolet High School
Rayanna Stamps, Milwaukee Lutheran High School
Lola Vernon, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
India Wilkerson, Homestead High School
About Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation
The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation was established in 1999 for charitable, educational and community services. Currently, the foundation has a target focus in the areas of: education, health, black families, economic empowerment, arts and leadership development. It serves as a vehicle for accepting, distributing and investing funds for scholarship awards to help students further their educational endeavors, community commitment, acts of charity and assistance to mankind in general. For more information, visit www.akaeko.org/foundation.