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Welcome to the 2017 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.


Kim Looney
Carla Nelson
2017 Chairmen
Vice President/Bal d’Hiver 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, 74 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 the careers they choose, the families they raise and places they travel.

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 $100,000 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 68 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


2015 Bal d'Hiver Events

Bal d'Hiver 2016

Bal Chairs: Mary Bess Corbin & Jenney Springer Keaty
Honorary Chair: Marie Dodson Maxwell

Bal d'Hiver 2016

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016, 6 p.m.
Location: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

SIX O'CLOCK: Cocktails and Family Photos
SEVEN O'CLOCK: Presentation of the 2016 Bal d'Hiver Court
NINE-THIRTY: Dancing to The Atlanta Allstars


Sarah Abel
Emily Patterson Adams
Lindsey Locke Anderson
Mary Marshall Anderson
Margaret Blakely Andrews
Catherine Lanieve Andrews
Harriet Lang Aston
Sloane Minton Baxter
Chandler Beasley
Elizabeth Benson Boston
Abigail Rosier Bounds
Lauren Marie Brooks
Olivia Kate Gilmore Brown
Rebecca Louise Conners
Carolyn Morgan Cooper
Ellen Sawyer Crouch
Madison Curley
Elizabeth Lee Demere
Michelle Elizabeth Dicks
Anne Douglas Dingess
Jamie Grace DuBois
Lauren Champion Elcan
Natalie Estes
Katherine Foster
Claire Ann Frankenfield
Anna Elizabeth Gorney
Jordan Nicole Gottschalk
Valerie Grace Griffin
Alexis Miles Hawkins
Hollis Fairbanks Herndon
Sarah Wilkin Hill
Caroline Jenkins Hodge
Caroline Hoffman
Allison Gardiner Holland
Sara Jordan Jacobson
Jordyne Crysta Johnson
Caroline Ann Johnston
Nora Kaboulov

Morgan Elizabeth McKinney
Evelyn Miriam Kaestner
Evangeline Victoria Kennedy
Madison Stone Lawry
Allison Miller McNamara
McKenna Blair Walton Monk
Mary Adelaide Morphett
Allie Greer Morris
Aidan Selima Nettles
Lexie Osgood
Genevieve Jarrett Parkes
Margot Grace Pefanis
Lacey Porter
Molly Lee Bennett Ralph
Leslie Welch Rolfe
Maggie Rutherford
Abigail Lanier Scanlan
Sarah Reid Seitz
Caroline Cheswell Shaub
Mary Palmer Shipp
Laura Lee Singer
Emerson Monteray Smith
Liza Southwick
Jamie Watson Spradley
Jeannie Sullivan
Anne Gray Thornburg
Alexandria Nicole Thrasher
Emily Warner Tidwell
Callie Tompkins
Emma Katherine Walker
Taylor Ware
Anna Katherine West
Alexandria Caroline White
Anna Catherine Whitney
Helen Nance Wiley
Maddie Williams
Jane Slater Winsett
Amelia Harwell Young


Thursday September 1st
Deadlines for the Following:
Program Photographs
Court and Escort Information
Bal d'Hiver Guest Invitation List Additions

Sunday, November 6
Patrons' Evening
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Will and Lillias Johnston
Bob and Kim Looney
3600 Hoods Hill Road
Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, November 14th
Loews Vanderbilt Guest Room Block Release Date

Friday, November 25th
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ~ MANDATORY Rehearsal of Court, Escorts, Fathers
at Loews Vanderbilt
6 p.m. ~ MANDATORY arrival of Court, Escorts, Fathers
Family photos taken from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.: Presentation of the 2016 Court of the Bal d'Hiver
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m ~ Dinner and Dancing

TWO-STEP Court Registration Process

Step 1. CLICK HERE to fill out the Online Court Registration Form

Step 2. CLICK BELOW to make a secure online payment to Register

Bal d'Hiver Tickets for 2016
$150 per person includes cocktails and presentation of 2015 Bal d'Hiver Court ONLY (no dinner or dancing) $150 per person includes cocktails and dancing to the 14K Gold Band (no presentation of the Court or dinner) $350 per person includes cocktails, presentation of 2015 Bal d'Hiver Court, dinner and dancing to 14K Gold Band


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

Donation Opportunities

Proceeds from the event go to support Family & Children's Service, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. 

Giving levels are as follows:
Golden Benefactor:        $5,000 +
Benefactor:                        $2,500 - $4,999
Grand Patron:                  $1,000 - $2,499
Patron:                              $350 - $999
Contributor:                     $25 - 349

If you would like to make a donation for the
2016 Bal d’Hiver Benefit, please CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for Past Bal d'Hiver Events


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