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:http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.
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





Worth New York to host sale to benefit Dress for Success Indianapolis


Thank you for a great Send One Suit – Week!

A huge THANK YOU to the hundreds of men and women who made Send One Suit – Week 2015 such a great success! Together with Harrison College and Classic Cleaners, we were able to collect over 11,000 garments and over $7,200 in monetary donations! This one week will help provide over 1,250 women with the appropriate attire for their interviews and workplaces.
Premier Sponsored Drives:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Citizens Energy Group
CORE Planning Strategies
Covance – Greenfield
Covance – Indianapolis
Harrison College
Morgan Stanley – Downtown
Morgan Stanley
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc
Ready to Blush (Empowered by Blush)
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Standard Drives:
Being A Woman Inc
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Cohen & Malad
Dale Carnegie/Glad Tidings, LLC.
Delta Faucet Company
DF Insurance Agency, Inc
Duke Realty Corporation
Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc.
Executive Women in HealthCare
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Geist Christian Church
Gregory & Appell
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Indiana Secretary of State’s Office
Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana-Indianapolis
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
JW Marriott Indianapolis
MBG Financial
Medtech College
netlogx LLC
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP
Regions Bank
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Simon Property Group
Simply Yoga, LLC
Somerset CPAs
The National Bank of Indianapolis
Town of McCordsville
Wiley Publishing
Women Inspired Network (Anthem, Inc)
Zeller Realty Group

Special thanks to Congregation Beth-El Zedeck for providing lunch for the Super Sort volunteers and Two Men and A Truck for providing their services to transport items during Send One Suit – Week.

Interested in hosting a Send One Suit – Week drive in 2015? Email Brandy to get on our email list for updates!
Want to host an accessory or shoe drive to benefit Dress for Success Indianapolis? Click here for more information!
Remember, women’s suits and blouses can be donated all year long at any Classic Cleaners location! Click here to find your closest Classic Cleaners!

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