Cotillion Leadership
& Service Program

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In the fall of 1988, the Memphis (TN) Chapter formulated plans for its first Holiday Cotillion to be sponsored. Criteria were established for selecting young ladies who represented high academics and achievements and in 1989, the young ladies made their debut in the Skyway Ballroom at the Peabody Hotel. 

Each succeeding year, the Holiday Cotillion has been the forum for the gala debutante presentation, but also the beginning of strong mentoring relationships between the debutantes and Links members. Special activities in which the debutantes have engaged include: a walk-a-thon for health, mother-daughter workshop, financial planning seminar, leadership awards luncheon, ladies-in-waiting tea, a legislative retreat, and the rites of passage ceremony. 

Interested in becoming a Debutante? Please click here to complete our 2022 online application and submit it by August 16, 2022.


If you are selected as a Debutante for The Memphis (TN) Chapter of The Links, Inc Cotillion Leadership and Service Program, you will be notified by August 20, 2022. There will be a virtual orientation for all selected Debutantes and their parent/guardian on August 21, 2022 at 4:00pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email