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 fundraising.  The night of the Ball, the young woman who has raised the most money is announced and crowned at midnight.  The Queen, 1st Runner-up, and 2nd Runner-up are each awarded a scholarship to further pursue their educational goals. 

All money raised by our Debutantes is distributed throughout the year to our many worthy causes.

Join Us

The Legion of Young Polish Women will present the 2019 Debutantes at the 80th White and Red Ball on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

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