Our Sponsors Speak: Classic Cleaners

Classic Cleaners has been a proud sponsor of Dress for Success Indianapolis by supporting the cause in various capacities for 16 years.  After seeing a media piece on TV about Dress for Success Indianapolis roughly 17 years ago, Partner and General Manager, Steve Arnold was inspired to get involved. The segment featured volunteers sorting donations in a dark, old building.  Steve was inspired by the mission to help women thrive in work and life, beginning with appropriate professional attire.  Steve thought, “We have room in our facilities, and can provide a larger space to sort.  We can help with our resources.

Classic Cleaners connects with the organization mission to promote economic independence among women by providing professional attire to wear during the interview process.  Our business depends on image-conscious individuals who choose to dry clean and we understand how a quality, well-fitting suit can enhance confidence during the interview process and in the workplace. When Dress for Success Indianapolis provides a suit and blouse to a woman prior to her interview, it’s only the beginning.  It’s not just an outfit they’re providing, they are helping her to walk proudly into the interview’ moving her closer to achieving a new job and ultimately, self-sufficiency.

We recognize the impact dressing appropriately for an interview has on the confidence of the women striving to improve their lives, and the invaluable network of support and career development Dress for Success Indianapolis provides women re-entering the workforce.  Steve elaborates, “We’ve gotten to know the organization’s amazing leaders and volunteers. Our involvement includes providing year round drop-off locations for individuals who wish to donate women’s suits and blouses.  Each year we support Dress for Success Indianapolis during their Send One Suit (S.O.S) campaign by picking up donations from the private drives and bringing them to our main facility to sort and clean.  We are proud to be the organization’s Stepping out in Style After Party Sponsor once again in 2019 and its partner for Send One Suit Month. Learn more about our partnership for S.O.S. here.

We value and appreciate all the Dress for Success Indianapolis does to promote personal and professional business practices that will help enhance the lives of the women and their families in our community.  Congratulations on another successful year of developing, encouraging and enhancing the lives of so many women in our city.


2019 Stepping Out in Style Models

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Top L-R: Erica Boyd, Pamela Johnson, Mary Boelke, Dr. Katrice Albert Bottom L-R: Yonna Lee, Penny Smith, Melissa St John, Carrie Dragoo Tidwell Not Pictured: Sarah Fisher Hartman, Joyce Irwin, Anne Hathaway, Courtney Roberts, Angela Smith Jones

Dr. Katrice Albert
Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources

Mary Boelke
Indianapolis Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Erica Boyd

Consumer Service Associate

Anthem Blue Cross and Shield


Pamela Johnson

Team Lead


Sarah Fisher Hartman
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Anne Hathaway
Hathaway Strategies

Joyce Irwin
President & CEO
Community Health Network Foundation

Yonna Lee

DEERS/Site Security Manager with General Dynamics

DFAS Indianapolis

Courtney Roberts
Director, Global Health Philanthropic Initiatives
Eli Lilly and Co

Penny Smith

Loan Operations Assistant: Collateral Review Team, Loan Operations

National Bank of Indianapolis

Angela Smith Jones
Deputy Major of Economic Development
City of Indianapolis

Melissa St. John
Relocation Strategies

Carrie Dragoo Tidwell
Clove Senior Care