Who We Are

In an effort to give back to their community, Top 20, Inc. was formed by female alumni of East Chicago, Indiana Washington High School who performed under the name of Top 20 from 1961 through 1977. During those years they performed at sporting events during half time, at concerts, and other special occasions such as dance seminars, parades and festivals to which the group was invited.

Far more important than the rigorous dance training provided, the founder of Top 20, Mildred M. Ball, instilled values and emphasized character to each of the Top 20 members. The life lessons acquired during their high school years have produced a group of strong women locally and throughout the country that are dedicated to helping girls and boys to succeed.

The organization will accomplish growth and development of students (Top 20 II), grades 4-12, who reside primarily in East Chicago, Indiana by:

  • Conducting dance workshops and seminars to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Creating programs that promote constructive choices, college preparedness, career readiness, and leadership development.
  • Providing counseling for educational scholarship opportunities and diverse career options.
  • Heightening a commitment to the community through service projects.
  • Advancing cultural enrichment to broaden awareness of local and global affairs...

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Major Sponsors

Sponsored by School City of East Chicago, Enterprise Development & Management Corporation, and Foundations of East Chicago. This project is also made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Top 20, Inc. News

2018 Membership Drive

Newsletter - Spring 2018

Newsletter - May 2017

Newsletter - August 2016

Upcoming Events

Mildred M. Ball

and the Board of Directors


Top 20 Inc.

cordially invite you to our

White Glove Fundraiser Luncheon 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

12:00 noon

Ameristar Hotel Ballroom

777 Ameristar Boulevard | East Chicago, Indiana 46312

Individual Tickets $100

$55 Tax Deductible

Bronze Table Sponsor $1,000

(Table of 8)

$640 Tax Deductible

Silver Table Sponsor $2,500

(Table of 8)

$2,140 Tax Deductible

Secure your reservation today!

Contact JLGivens@netnitco.net 

for more information


for your future support of our organization.

from the Top 20, Inc. Board of Directors


Top 20 II Girls Dance & Mentoring Program