“With the Black & White Ball i wanted to start something to celebrate St. Louis- nice evening, nice time, nice night of music and entertainment. It's a chance to give back. I thought that was a hot thing to do.”
This year's Black and White Ball will raise funds for

Notable Past Attendees

Jermaine Dupri & Janet Jackson

Jon & Nikki Jay

Nick Cannon

Nelly, Evander Holyfield

Nico & Vinz

Marshall Faulk, Nelly

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Orlando Pace


Jermaine Dupri

Janet Jackson

Nick Cannon

Nico and Vinz

Boyz II Men

Johnny Gill

En Vogue


The Isley Brothers

Bill Bellamy


Murphy Lee & the St. Lunatics


D.L. Hughley

Ruben Studdard

Jagged Edge

David Banner


Taylor Dayne

Marshall Faulk

Brett Hull

Jon Jay

Robert Quinn

Chris Long

Jacob Bell

Meghan King

Jim Edmonds

Steven Jackson

Torry Holt

Orlando Pace

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Allen Iverson

Evander Holyfield

Pisa Tinoasamoa

OJ Atogwe

Chris Duncan

Troy Percival

Roland Williams

Don King

Larry Hughes

National and local media coverage

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Past Event Videos

10 Year Recap




Make-A-Wish Missouri

The 11th Black and White Ball will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Missouri, an organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In 2014, Make-A-Wish Missouri granted 309 wishes. To learn more about Make-A-Wish Missouri, visit

Harris-Stowe State University

Harris-Stowe State University provides educational opportunities for individuals seeking a rich and engaging academic experience. Offering programs designed to nurture intellectual curiosity and build authentic skills that prepare students for success in a diverse society.