Stepping Out In Style 2016



Dress for Success Indianapolis Announces Details About Stepping Out In

Style 2016 Fashion Fundraiser


On Friday, September 9, 2016, Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank will present the 14th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event in downtown Indianapolis at the JW Marriott!


It will be a night of high fashion, great food, critical fundraising and loads of fun! The evening includes a cocktail reception sponsored by Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., dinner, fashion show and an after party sponsored by Mainstreet. Artwork for this year’s event was created by Ashley Chew.


The Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, fashion show and the Mainstreet after party. During the cocktail reception, guests can purchase tickets for the Grand Prize Drawing, and try their hand at the Diamond Dig, sponsored by Aronstam Fine Jewelers! New this year, a Wine Pull will be offered to our guests and will feature 400 bottles of wine! Guests can then join us at the after party to visit with friends and meet our models, artist and sponsors for the evening.


Dress for Success Indianapolis will welcome community leaders and two of our Professional Women’s Group members as models to the stage for a high-energy fashion show. They will be wearing unique clothing from upscale local boutiques and walking the catwalk escorted by esteemed members of the Indianapolis Fire Department.


Longtime supporter, Julia Moffitt, will grace the runway this year as our Honorary Chair, while Denny Sponsel, President of RJE Business Interiors, also returns as our Match Sponsor challenging our guests to raise more money than ever before to reach our $200,000+ fundraising goal.


Models for 2016 include:

Tavonna Askew, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Health & Hospital Corporation

Bethanie Danko, First Lady, Butler University

Nadine Givens, Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management, PNC Bank

Jane Grout, IN/OH Market Unit General Manager, Coca-Cola

Deborah Hearn Smith, Executive Director, Girl Scouts of Indiana

Brita Horvath, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Faegre Baker Daniels

Debra Maier, Lifelong Professional Women’s Group Member

Betsy McCaw, Chief Operating Officer/President, CICP/16Tech

Tanya Stuart Overdorf, Owner, Law Offices of Tonya Stuart Overdorf

Lily Pai, Freelance Architect

Ganiece Rawls, Lifelong Professional Women’s Group Member

Malina Simone Jeffers, Owner and Director, Malina Simone, Inc.

Tracy Tabor Williams, Dentist/Owner, Tracy Tabor, DMD



A limited number of corporate tables are still available and may be purchased by visiting Tickets and individual tables are also available by contacting Dress for Success Indianapolis at 940-3737 or visiting

Hats, Hooves and Hounds!


Sign up today and host a drive for Send One Suit – Week!

We are excited to announce the dates for Send One Suit – Week 2016!

During this week in April we ask members of our community to host a drive at their workplaces, places of worship or other organization. During April 17-22 drive hosts collect women’s suits and blouses, along with financial donations to benefit Dress for Success Indianapolis and the women we serve.

We make it easy and provide you all the materials you need to promote your drive and involve your people.

As an added bonus, each clothing and financial donor will receive a coupon for dry cleaning from our partners, Classic Cleaners!

Click here and sign up today!

AmeriCorps VISTA Needed!

Dress for Success Indianapolis is seeking a full-time VISTA Volunteer who will be responsible for developing and implementing a new program to increase employment retention of women largely employed in high turnover fields.  Building on already successful agency programming that promotes economic success for women, this VISTA Volunteer will experience first-hand the development and implementation of programs that make measurable impact on the women we serve. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program and apply visit:
Apply by February 8, 2016 for consideration.



Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Gives Two-Year Grant

Dress for Success Indianapolis has received a two-year grant totaling $100,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

Through the generous funding of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, we will expand our pre-employment training and also develop a new program designed to assist women with keeping employment through their first 90 days on the job. We are thrilled to also announce we will be adding an Americorps VISTA to develop, launch and execute the new program. Without the generous funding provided by the Nina Mason Charitable Trust, this new work would not be possible.

During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She was particularly sensitive to human needs, animal welfare and environmental issues. “She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like Dress for Success Indianapolis,” said Carol Schilling, Trustee chairman. “Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”

The grant to Dress for Success Indianapolis represents one of 27 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Indiana by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the second of two grant cycles this year. Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $252 million to nonprofit organizations in Indiana and Arizona. As of September 30, 2015, the Trust had assets of approximately $364 million.NMPCTLogoTaglineCOLOR

#GivingTuesday is #GivingShoesDay


Last year, Dress for Success Indianapolis received more than three times as many shoes compared to ANY Dress for Success affiliate. We also saved over $2,000 because we didn’t have to buy as many shoes this year. If we are again the top affiliate, we will receive a $500 ALDO gift certificate to buy even more shoes! Please take your donations to our office, or any Central Indiana Teachers Credit Union on December 1!

Join us for Stepping Out In Style 2015!

SOIS 2015 Splash flat

Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership

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Join us for Polo at Sunset event!

Join us for Polo at Sunset to support Dress for Success Indianapolis and Waldo’s Muttley Crew! Wear your fanciest or funniest hat for our halftime hat contest, sponsored by Red’s Shoe Diaries! Gather the family, bring a picnic and support two great organizations at once!

Activities Sponsor
Grossman Wealth Advisor Group
at Morgan Stanley

Friday, August 21, 2015
Gates open at 5pm and the match starts at 6pm
Hickory Hall Polo Club: 7551 E 100 N, Whitestown, IN
Admission: $20 donation per carload





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