Join us at Stepping Out In Style 2017!!!

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank will present the 15th 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 will include a cocktail reception sponsored by Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., dinner, fashion show and an after party sponsored by Mainstreet!

The Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. Cocktail Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, fashion show and the Mainstreet after party. During the cocktail reception, guests will be able to try their hand at the Diamond Dig and participate in our Cork Pull! 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 PWG members as models to the stage for a high-energy fashion show. They will be wearing unique clothing from upscale local boutiques and walk the catwalk escorted by esteemed members of the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Julia Moffitt, will grace the stage this year as our host while Denny Sponsel, President of RJE Business Interiors, returns as our Match Sponsor and will challenge our guests to raise more money than ever before to reach our $200,000+ fundraising goal.

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Spring Wine Dinner – THANK YOU!!!!

Join us for a night of wine pairings and food prepared by local chefs at this special event!

The dinner will be held at Matt the Miller’s on Thursday, May 18.

Cocktail hour starts at 6pm, Regular menu starts at 6:30pm.

Chefs for the night:

Anna Powell – Slow Food Indy
Zoe Taylor – Milktooth
Erica Oakley – The Alexander
Chelsea Roberts – Milktooth
Bryan Friedrich – Matt the Miller’s

Regular tickets ($75) include four courses and four specialty wine pairings.

A limited number of tickets are available!

All proceeds from this event go directly to support Dress for Success Indianapolis.

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Send One Suit Week 2017

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SOS Week 2017Dress for Success Indianapolis Encourages Area Organizations to Host Donation Drive
Send One Suit (S.O.S.) Week to take place April 16-21, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS—Dress for Success Indianapolis is asking for the community’s support to increase its level of participation during the annual Send One Suit – Week drive, April 16-21. Last year, 53 business and organization hosted donation drives. This year, Dress for Success Indianapolis hopes to increase that number to 75.

Only donations from the community make it possible for client to say things like, “I was feeling low and unsure of the direction of my life and what I can bring to a company. After coming to Dress for Success Indianapolis to get a suit and accessories for my interview, I am now confident about my professional appearance for the interview and getting the job.”

Dress for Success will use the gently-used suits, blouses and financial contributions collected during Send One Suit – Week to help prepare more than 1,250 Indianapolis-area women with interview-appropriate attire. Clothing items are given to disadvantaged women through the Suits for Success program to help transform the way they look and feel about their upcoming interview. Women who participate in the program are referred to Dress for Success Indianapolis through one of more than 100 partner agencies.

At Dress for Success Indianapolis, a volunteer personal shopper assists each woman with selecting an entire interview ensemble (suit, shoes, jewelry, hosiery, etc.) and provide interview tips to help empower them as they look to start or further their careers. Women can also come back to the Suits for Success program after they are hired for attire they need for work (business casual, scrubs, non-skid shoes and work pants, etc.).

Classic Cleaners is supporting for the tenth year by providing coupons for $10 off a dry cleaning order of $20 or more to those who donate during this campaign at any privately-sponsored drive.

Clothing donations can be made throughout the week at any Classic Cleaners store and financial donations to support the non-profit’s operations can be made at www.indydfs.org. All donations support Dress for Success Indianapolis.

ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS INDIANAPOLIS
Dress for Success Indianapolis is a nonprofit organization whose mission is: “Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Since its inception in 1999, over 13,500 women have received an interview suit and a confidence boost through the Suits for Success program. Each year, Dress for Success Indianapolis partners with over 100 agencies in the community including: WorkOne, The Julian Center, Volunteers of America, IndyPendence Job Corps Center and Ivy Tech. Dress for Success Indianapolis is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization that has served over 750,000 women in more than 130 cities throughout the world. Please visit www.indydfs.org or call 317-940-3737 for more information.

ABOUT CLASSIC CLEANERS
Classic Cleaners, is one of the largest dry cleaning companies in Indiana with three production sites, 20 stores, and ten routes located on the north side including: Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, and Marion counties. The company credits its success to the community and believes in giving back through strategic partnerships with local not-for-profit organizations such as Dress for Success Indianapolis. Classic Cleaners has supported Dress for Success Indianapolis with its retail locations serving as a drop-off site for women’s suits and blouses year round since 2004. For more information and locations visit www.ClassicCleaners.net or call 317-845-5244.

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Your Donations Make Our Work Possible

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Inspiring women, like the ones we are introducing to you here, are essential to the future of our
community. Every day at Dress for Success Indianapolis, we meet women like the ones featured in this letter. Their backgrounds and experiences are different, but they share a common goal: working hard to change their, and their families’, lives. With your help, Dress for Success Indianapolis will inspire more than 1,400 women in Central Indiana in 2017.
It doesn’t take much. With your support, we can help women in Indiana find meaningful employment and careers, women who face one of the largest gender wage gaps in the country. A donation of $150 will help a woman who has an upcoming interview find the perfect interview outfit, while a donation of $50 will pay for a job preparedness workshop. Your contribution, along with the support of our volunteers and community partners, means the world to these women.
Meet Kitty, Loretta and Renu, who describe the impact of your donation better than we ever could.
Thank you for your support!

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#GivingShoesDay 2016

DRESS FOR SUCCESS CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNUAL #GIVINGSHOESDAY WITH ‘IN THESE SHOES’ CAMPAIGN

 

Supporters across Indianapolis are encouraged to share their most memorable professional accomplishments and donate shoes to Dress for Success Indianapolis on Giving Tuesday

 

California Closets to provide an award for the top shoe donor in Indianapolis, ShoeDazzle to provide awards to the top ten donors throughout U.S. and Canada

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (November 11, 2016): Dress for Success® is encouraging its supporters to inspire women around the world by pairing shoe donations with the memory of an ‘In These Shoes’ accomplishment, as the not-for-profit organization once again celebrates #GivingShoesDay on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. The philanthropic one-day event urges women to give back to their local community by donating nearly new, professional shoes to Dress for Success Indianapolis or gifting a virtual and brand new pair of shoes in the form of a monetary donation.

 

The top ten donors who give the most shoes will be awarded a $75 dollar gift card to ShoeDazzle. In-kind donors also have the potential to do double good as ShoeDazzle will also be awarding the top three Dress for Success affiliates that garner the most total shoe donations throughout North America with thirty $100 gift cards for brand new product. Locally, California Closets is awarding the top shoe donor in Indianapolis with a $500 California Closets gift card.

 

Since its inception in 2012, the #GivingShoesDay campaign has overwhelmingly amassed more than 17,000 pairs of shoes donated through the organization’s 145 affiliates around the world. This year Dress for Success wants to explore the emotional significance of donating. “When remembering the biggest moments in our lives, the smallest details can take on a larger significance. This year we want our supporters to celebrate giving back with the professional accomplishments they’ve had,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “We hope that the generous donations we receive this year allow our donors to reflect on their own journeys and encourage another woman to succeed the same way they have.”

 

 

To participate, women can bring their shoes to Dress for Success Indianapolis at any Central Indiana TCU branch, at California Closets’ showroom in Carmel, or at the office of Dress for Success Indianapolis between 9am-5pm on Tuesday, November 29th. Dress for Success Indianapolis has been the top affiliate for shoe donations for the past three years and hopes to continue this giving streak again this year.

 

For those who would like to give back, but are not in proximity to a participating affiliate, monetary donations of any value can be made on the Dress for Success Facebook Page or at http://indydfs.org/donate/financial-donations/. Additional information on Dress for Success and #GivingShoesDay can be found at www.dressforsuccess.org/givingshoesday.

 

 

About Dress for Success Indianapolis

Dress for Success Indianapolis is an affiliate of the international Dress for Success non-profit organization that provides interview suits and career development services to economically disadvantaged women. Since its launch in Indianapolis in 1999, over 11,000 women have been served. The organization also promotes economic independence, provides programs to raise self-esteem, connects women with professional resources, prepares women for employment, and assists in establishing a network of support to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information, please visit www.indydfs.org.

 

 

 

About TCU

TCU is the largest Credit Union in the State of Indiana with more than $2 billion in assets, with 51 branches throughout the State of Indiana and Michigan. TCU not only offers traditional financial services to its members, but also non-traditional services such as travel, real estate and insurance. For more information, visit http://www.tcunet.com.

 

 

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 21 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 950,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

 

 

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Contact:     Andrea Cowley, Associate Director  – 317-940-3737 x 102 or andrea@indydfs.org

Bell’s for Belles Four Course Beer Dinner

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Dress for Success Indianapolis is proud to partner with Bell’s Brewery and Plow & Anchor for Bell’s for Belles, a four course dinner with Bell’s beer pairings. The dinner will be at Plow & Anchor (right next to the Central Library on 9th and Pennsylvania) on Thursday, October 20. Joining us for the evening will be Laura Bell, Vice President of Bell’s Brewery.

VIP starts at 6pm, regular menu starts at 6:30.

VIP tickets are $150 and include time with Laura Bell, an additional beer tasting and an appetizer prepared by Plow & Anchor owner and acclaimed chef, Craig Baker.

Regular tickets are $125 and include four courses and four beer samples. We will also have a small silent auction.

The chefs for the evening will be:
Anna Powell
– Lifelong PWG Member, Chef & Catering Manager-Hospitality Administration at Courses Catering, Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana
Regina Mehallick – R2GO Specialty Market and formally of r bistro
Tannoria Askew – MasterChef Season 7 contestant, owner of Tannoria’s Table
Erica Oakley – Sous Chef, The Alexander Hotel
John Herndon – Executive Chef, Plow & Anchor (VIP only)

Seats are VERY limited, if you, or someone you know, is interested in attending, we suggest purchasing tickets as soon as possible. At least a portion of the ticket price (if not all) will be tax deductible. All proceeds will go directly to Dress for Success Indianapolis!

The next day, at The Tap (306 N. Delaware), Bell’s is doing a tap takeover where they will be serving 30 different and rare Bell’s beers. The Tap will be donating $1 of every Bell’s beer served that business day between 11am and 2am to Dress for Success Indianapolis. Laura Bell will also be at The Tap that evening.

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Stepping Out In Style 2016

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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 www.steppingoutinstyle.org. Tickets and individual tables are also available by contacting Dress for Success Indianapolis at 940-3737 or visiting www.steppingoutinstyle.org.

Hats, Hooves and Hounds!

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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!

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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.

 

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