Save the Date for our 85th Anniversary!

Save the Date for our 85th Anniversary!


Legion in Action

We are proud of our projects!  With over $2 million in funds distributed to various educational and cultural organizations around the world, we are busy.  Check out some recent charitable activities.


Legion Events

What's happening?  The Legion is active, involved and everywhere!  See events, invitations and what this dynamic group of women has going on right now.  Become a member and join the fun!


Scholarship Program

Need money for college?  As an all-female organization, we support ambitious young ladies in their higher educational endeavors.  Our Debutantes make their dreams a reality!

'I Felt Like Cinderella'

Want to know what it's like to be a Debutante?  Let our young ladies tell you themselves about their unique, once in a lifetime, magical evening that's more memorable than Prom!


Past Legion Presidents

The Legion would not be where it is today without the unending spirit, enthusiasm and commitment of the 37 (and counting!) women who have been at the helm of this organization.



The Legion consists of women in a variety of careers, bound by their desire to help others.  Our members assist with interviewing techniques, job advice and networking, landing you the perfect job.

2025 White and Red Ball

Come see us at our 85th Ball on March 1, 2025!

Support Us

Help us in our mission for the Polish Community.  Donate today!

Join Us

Learn more about your Polish roots, enjoy community events and enrich your life with service to others. Become a member today!

Program book

Check out our previous supporters and help patronize their business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legion Announcements

Come join us and our Debutantes at the 84th White and Red Ball which will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Hilton Chicago!

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About Us

In response to the needs of the people of Poland beginning with the start of the Second World War, Helen Lenard Pieklo and a group of friends founded the Legion of Young Polish Women (LYPW) on September 2, 1939. This immediate response set the tone for the work of the Legion that is in existence today.

Contact Us

Legion of Young Polish Women
PO Box 56-110
Chicago, IL 60656

[email protected]

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