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.
This year, Holiday Ball will be held at The Armory in South Bend. Located across the street from the South Bend Farmer’s Market and on the river, this venue has been newly renovated by the talented Navarre Hospitality. The event will be held on December 9th, 2017 starting at 6:00pm and going until 11:30pm. Here you can enjoy open bar, amazing food by Matterhorn Catering, and entertainment by Memphis Underground. At the event you will have the opportunity to further our mission to create a better opportunity for the next generation in our community. If you can’t attend the event, or if you would like to do more than just attend, you can give monetary donations, buy a custom piece of jewelry by local designer, Ali Oesch, or buy a ticket to a drawing focusing on the guys in our lives. All proceeds of this event will go towards community initiatives and projects in our very own South Bend.
You can now purchase your 2017 Holiday Ball Tickets. Click here for more details.