Katelynn's Cotillion


Hello family and friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I am so excited to share some good news with you. I am honored to be a participant in the 2013 Cotillion sponsored by The Ivy Foundation of Northern Virginia, Inc. (IFNV), the charitable affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, Arlington, Virginia. This programs targets economics, develops partnerships, and promotes sisterhood.

     I am actively participating in all events and plan to exhaust all measures to help make this a successful program. Over the past few months I have worked diligently to add value to this program as a debutante. Serving seniors, fellowshipping with fellow debutantes and our families, honoring our time commitments and enjoying time with my mentors are a few of the awesome activities I have done thus far. Having made new friends and enjoyed new endeavors, without hesitation I can say I am experiencing the true goal of the program.

      The objective of the Cotillion is to provide the selected group of young ladies with the opportunity to enhance our skills in educational, cultural and social programs. Activities and training sessions provided are geared to motivate us. Our mentors aim to inspire us to strive for higher standards of living, enhance confidence, and encourage us to participate in cultural and community service, as well as solidify career goals. After our six months of activities and outings, I and ten other young ladies will be presented at the Debutante Cotillion Ball on April 13, 2013. We are currently engaged in learning our entrance curtsy and will soon begin Waltz lessons. This is definitely a challenging experience and I am looking forward to the ball.

      Like many positive endeavors, there is a financial obligation to be met. I am appealing to all of my wonderful family and friends in this letter to share ways in which I can use your support in reaching my financial commitment for the cotillion. Proceeds contributed to this event will support the National Program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in the Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia communities. All donations exceeding our financial goal will be distributed in the form of College Scholarships for Miss. Cotillion and runners up.

 Please know that NO donation is too small and EVERY donation is greatly appreciated. All donations are also tax deductible.

You can support me in the following ways  :

·       Pray for me, my family and fellow debutantes!

·       Become a single name patron "“ minimum donation $20

·       Double/Business Name Patron "“ minimum donation $30

·       Purchase Advertisements or Well wishes for Cotillion Souvenir Booklet which range from 1/8 of a page for $60 to a full page for $200 plus an additional $10 to insert photos.

·       Please note February 4, 2013 is the deadline for all donations.

For more detailed information regarding advertisements please contact my mother Courtney Wood ( 202)[phone redacted].

 Thank you in advance for your support and I hope to see you at the AKA, Zeta Chi Omega Chapter Cotillion Ball on  April 13, 2013.

P.S. If you do not desire to use this site, you may donate by check or money order and we will graciously come to you. Payments should be made out to The Ivy Foundation of Northern Virginia, Inc. (IFNV).


Katleynn P. Woodard





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