The Ball of The Century Tremendous Success (6/5/07)

Susie Istock
5 June 2007

Marta Bennett

Director-Elect of External Communications




Elizabeth Tyminski

JLBall of the Century Chair




Over 600 Guests Celebrate 100 Years of Making Boston a Better Place for Women and Children

Boston, MA (June 1, 2007) – The Junior League of Boston (JLB) held the Ball of The Century, a gala celebration of JLB’s one hundred years of voluntarism in the Greater Boston community, on Friday, May 4, 2007. This enchanting event, held at the State Room, was one of Boston’s most glamorous spring events. Over 600 guests enjoyed the fabulous sounds of the band the Allnighters, raised thousands of dollars to support the JLB’s mission in both silent and live auctions, dined on delicious food, and took in the stunning city views.

“The Centennial Ball was one of the most successful fundraising events that they JLB has ever had.  Attendance was at a record high and we raised an extraordinary amount of money to support the work of the JLB,” said Elizabeth Tyminski, past JLB President and Chair of the JLB Centennial Ball. “It was an elegant event, celebrating both the wonderful work that the JLB has done over the past 100 years, and looking forward to the work that we will do in the next 100 years.”

The Ball took place on Friday May 4, 2007, at the State Room located at Sixty State Street in Boston. This 38-story venue offers spectacular views of Boston’s sky and coastlines. “This event was truly the pinnacle event of our Centennial year at the JLB,” said Kirby Lunger, current JLB President. “Since 1906 the Junior League of Boston has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and children in the greater Boston community.  We have also celebrated the accomplishments of our volunteers with elegant fundraising events and this year’s ball was no exception.”

Cocktails and dinner began at 7:00pm, and dessert and dancing commenced at 9:00pm. Attire was black tie optional. The evening included a silent auction, featuring with one-of-a-kind packages created exclusively for the Centennial Ball; including experiences such as a helicopter ride, an evening with a private chef and trips to luxurious vacation destinations. The evening also included a raffle for a $2,000 gift certificate to Longs Jewelers and a separate raffle for Red Sox tickets. The live auction alone, which included Patriots tickets, two trips to fabulous warm weather locations and dinner with a private chef, raised over $10,000.

Ball of the Century Sponsors

The JLB would like to thanks its wonderful sponsors, whose generous corporate sponsorship supports the JLB in carrying out its mission and helped to make this night a huge success.


  • Nordstrom
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Sam Adams
  • Goslings Rum
  • Pearl Vodka
  • Francis Ford Coppola Presents
  • The Inviting Company

About The Junior League of Boston

The Junior League of Boston is an organization of 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, please visit our web site at

The Junior League of Boston joins 293 Leagues across the world to form the Association of Junior Leagues International. These Leagues have nearly 170,000 members in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Together, the represent one of the largest international volunteer organizations for women interested in making a positive impact in their communities. For more information, visit the web site