Black & White Charity Ball

Black & White Charity Ball is a semi-formal dance held each fall. Proceeds support Sacred Heart Community Service, the San Jose non-profit that is also the focus of our holiday drives. Thanks to all these efforts, Presentation proudly donates more than $30,000 to Sacred Heart each year.

Mark your calendars! Your daughters won't want to miss an unforgettable evening at the Casino Royale! Dance the night away, enjoy delicious treats at our 007 Cafe, or take a break and enjoy watching films full of elegance and mystery. Accept your mission, grab a mocktail, and try your hand at the blackjack table!

With an awesome DJ, fun games, photo booth, a café, and movie under the stars, this year's ball is sure to be a magical night. Don’t have a date? Come with your friends!

Event Details

Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:45 p.m.-11 p.m.
Miller Athletic Complex

Buy Tickets

Cost per ticket: $42 and 5 cans of food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the proceeds of the event go?

The money raised goes directly to Sacred Heart Community Service. They use the funds to work towards diminishing poverty in San Jose by offering food, clothes, education, and employment services.

Do girls usually go with dates?

While some students do choose to go with dates, many girls end up going with a group of friends and have a great time! Single tickets ($42) can be purchased online.

I see that Bellarmine students can buy their own tickets. Why is that?

Due to our long standing relationship with Bellarmine we have offered them an opportunity to join in on the fun. If a group of guys wants to come and enjoy the dance they are more than welcome. Or if a group of guy friends from Bellarmine want to go with a group of girl friends from Presentation, informally, they have that option.

Can my daughter bring a date from any school?

Yes, she can bring a date from any school who is under the age of 20. They must fill out the guest pass and return it to the CI office. Dates who are older than 20 will not be allowed to attend the dance.

Do girls usually buy their dates' tickets?

Traditionally, Presentation students buy their date’s ticket to the dance because they have extended the invitation. Couples tickets ($84) can be purchased on the website.

What should my daughter wear?

Black & White is a semi-formal dance. Most students choose to wear short dresses. Please make sure all dresses are longer than your daughter’s fingertips if her hands are at her sides. For more guidance on our dress code please see the Diocesan Dance Rules or consult your student’s handbook.

What should boys wear?

Most often boys choose to wear a suit. Given the warm weather, some choose to forgo the jacket and wear a collared button down shirt, tie, and slacks.

What time is the dance?

The dance will start at 7:45 p.m. All students must arrive by 8:30 p.m. and are not allowed to leave until 10:30 p.m. The dance ends at 11 p.m.

Where is the dance held?

The dance is held on campus in our gym and outside in our amphitheater. You may drop your daughter off by the gym between 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and return to pick her up between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Who needs to fill out an Administrator Approval Form?

All non-Pres students must fill out an Administrator Approval form. You can download the form by clicking here or by clicking the button on the upper right corner of this page. An administrator at the student's school must sign the form and staple a business card to it. Forms must be turned in to the CI Office at Presentation by Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.

Why are you collecting cans? How can I turn in my cans of food?

The Black & White Charity Ball is the kick off to our annual holiday drives. To start these drives successfully, we ask that every dance attendee bring 5 cans as part of their entrance fee so that we can provide food for those most in need in our community.
Presentation students can bring their cans of food to the CI office by Friday, October 18. In order for students to enter the dance their cans must be turned in prior to Saturday, October 19.

Bellarmine students who bought single tickets can bring their cans to the dance. There will be a collection bin at check-in.

For More Information

Crystal Catalan
Director of Community Involvement

408-264-1664, ext. 2979

A.J. Hostak
Assistant Director of Community Involvement
408-264-1664, ext. 2015

Parent Support

We strive to make this a special night for all attendees. In order to do so, we need parent support to help supplement some of the costs of the dance. Please consider making a donation or serve as a volunteer to help make this an unforgettable night. We appreciate your help!

Please contact Community Involvement Director Crystal Catalan.