Holiday Ball

Holiday Ball is our annual fundraiser and celebration for our Membership and community.

Holiday Ball has been a yearly tradition since 1927. At the 1941 Holiday Ball, the League held a contest to spur sales of war bonds, crowning four “queens” at the dance, one from each South Bend high school. This lead to our current tradition, the presentation of the “Senior Sons and Daughters,” made up of graduating seniors of current League members.

The funds raised for the Holiday Ball will provide support to Junior League of South Bend’s community projects. These projects, and the skills Junior League members build as community leaders and volunteers, would not be possible without your support. Your sponsorship helps make projects like these, and the development of members in our community possible.

Each year the Mary Lou Schwartz Award is presented annually at the Junior League of South Bend’s Holiday Ball in honor and memory of JLSB member and community volunteer, Mary Lou Schwartz. Established in 2003, this award recognizes the volunteer contributions of an outstanding woman from our community who exemplifies the successful volunteer fundraising spirit and ability demonstrated by the award’s namesake.

The 2023 Mary Lou Schwartz Award winner 

Becky Beckman


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By supporting our Holiday Ball you help us give back to our community!

This year, with the support of the 2022 Holiday Ball funds raised, Junior League of South Bend provided funds and volunteers to help Oaklawn launch “A Place to Belong”,  a future home for mental health services in St. Joseph County.

The funds have been used to furnish, decorate and
supply activities for two therapy rooms for children and families.



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