Martha Cigarroa, WC partner, serves as the president of the Society of Martha Washington from 2020-2021. The Society of Martha Washington was formed in 1939, in Laredo, Texas. The Society hosts the Colonial Ball, which is an annual debutante ball where young women make their debut into society. The Colonial Ball is a part of a citywide festival called the Washington’s Birthday Celebration, which takes place in February every year.
During her tenure, Martha focused on empowering the young women and men who participate in the annual debutante ball. At Christmas 2020, the participants donated their time and supplies to provide stockings filled with candy, toys, and knickknacks to the children of Sacred Heart Children’s Home and Casa de Misericordia. These philanthropic events will be repeated on Valentine’s Day and the Easter holiday.