White and Red Ball

About the White and Red Ball

The first White and Red Ball to benefit Polish relief was held on February 6, 1940 and a historic dimension was added in 1945 by incorporating the Presentation of Debutantes – the first “en masse” presentation ever held in the United States.

The Queen of the Ball is determined by the amount of money raised.  The young woman who has raised the most money is then crowned at midnight.  The Queen, 1st Runner-up, and 2nd Runner-up are each awarded a scholarship.  Scholarship amounts vary as generous sponsors often match the scholarship that the Legion provides. All money raised is donated to our causes.

Join Us

The Legion of Young Polish Women will present the 2018 Debutantes at the 79th White and Red Ball on Saturday, March 3th, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

For more information, please contact our Ball Chair at ball@lypw.org