Mayor's Ball

In 1989 Mayor Elmo Gonzales launched the annual Mayor’s Ball as a way to raise funds toward community projects.  While the initiatives supported have varied across different Mayoral Administrations, the Ball has become a staple in the La Porte calendar attracting a wide variety of participants to celebrate the community and give back to many partner organizations.

Mayor Mark Krentz has enjoyed the ability to show his support to several local organizations through donations from the Mayor's Ball.  Together, Mayor Krentz and his wife Laura personally delivered the checks to representatives of each organization. . 

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Past recipients of support through the Mayors Ball include:

  • Family Advocates
  • 1st Step of La Porte
  • Paladin
  • PAX Center
  • United Way
  • Dunebrook
  • Meals on Wheels
  • La Porte City Band
  • Frontline Foundations
  • La Porte Seamless Charity
  • Healthy Communities
  • Stepping Stone
  • Play For Jake Foundation
  • Arts in the Park

We know that these donations to our local organizations will be used to positively impact the lives of our citizens. 

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If your organization is contributing toward reducing substance abuse in the community and you’d like more information about receiving a grant from the Mayor’s Ball Fund, please contact Annette Loeffler in the Mayor’s Office at 219-362-8220 or at