Two Wiltonians participate in Jack and Jill's annual cotillion

Two young men from Wilton were presented at the Stamford-Norwalk Chapter of Jack and Jill of America’s fifth Biennial Cotillion Ball:

  • Hunter Shipp, a junior at Wilton High School;
  • Quentin Harris, a junior at The Taft School.

Hunter and Quentin were among the 14 beaus and debutantes who participated in this year’s cotillion at the Greenwich Hyatt on May 31. Participants included graduating seniors and juniors at both public and private schools throughout Fairfield County.

Approximately 400 people attended the cotillion, which raised money for The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer, as well as the Jack and Jill of America Foundation.

The Stamford-Norwalk chapter joined Jack and Jill of America in 1953 and was started by a small group of mothers with the common interest of “supporting the unique needs of their African-American children,” according to the chapter’s website.

Since it’s founding, the Stamford-Norwalk chapter has provided local community outreach programs, raised money for charities and supported initiatives like Congress of Racial Equality and the NAACP.