Holiday Ball


Tickets and sponsorships are still available for Holiday Ball 2019. Please register here.

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. 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.

We hope you will join us for the 2019 Holiday Ball on Saturday, December 7 at The Armory in South Bend. Highlights of the evening will include celebrating our 2019 Mary Lou Schwartz Award winner, Kathy Malone Beeler, and honoring our senior sons and daughters. We look forward to a festive evening with our members and friends from the community.

Event Details

Saturday, December 7
The Armory
727 South Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46615

6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Appetizers
7:00 p.m. Invocation and Dinner
7:30 p.m. Presentation of the Mary Lou Schwartz Award
7:45 p.m. Presentation of Senior Sons and Daughters
8:15 p.m. Live Music (Blammo) and Dancing

Attire for Holiday Ball is black tie preferred. Parking is available both at the entry level, as well as in the lot above the facility.


We are thankful for our sponsors for Holiday Ball 2019.

Diamond Sponsor ($7,500)
Kathy Malone Beeler

Gold Sponsor ($5,000)
Ernestine Raclin

Silver Sponsor ($2,500)
Carmi and Chris Murphy
Van Horne Jewelers

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000)
1st Source Wealth Advisory Services
Apollo Printing and Graphics
Beacon Health System
Jo Ann and Joe Blazek
Catherine and John Hiler
Center for the Homeless
Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend
Hahn/Walz, P.C.
MichaelAngelos Events
James and Julie Schwartz
Ginny and Chad Vanderbeek

Friend of JLSB Sponsor ($500)
Nancy and Stephen Ball
Chris and Gene Buczynski
Maddie Laidig Designs
Brian Regan
Saint Joseph Health System
Saint Mary’s College
Areeba and Kashif Shaikh
Audra and James Sieradzki
Sisters of Holy Cross
Joey and Kurt Stiver

Supporting Sponsors (Under $500)
Angela and Philip Faccenda Jr.
Kathleen and John Seidl
Mary Jane Stanley
Women’s Care Center