The L’Enfant Society hosted its inaugural Ball on the Mall Friday, May 8 and raised $150,000 for the Trust for the National Mall’s efforts to restore the National Mall. The Ball was held in the heart of the Mall, offering spectacular nighttime views of both the Washington Monument and the Capitol. The Trust for the National Mall was established in 2007 as a public-private partnership and is the official fundraising partner to the National Park Service. The Mall has over 25 million annual visitors and over 30 years of neglect have left a deferred maintenance budget of $350 million. The Trust estimates that the park needs an additional $100 million in visitor improvements.