Planned Giving

Founders Society … Stepping Into the Future!

The women who founded Dress for Success Indianapolis came together to meet a need in our community and embraced the mission of Dress for Success. The next step into the future was the establishment of an endowment to ensure our services are available for future generations of women.

When Dress for Success Indianapolis supporters and friends let us know that they have made a planned gift to the organization, we invite them to join the Founders Society… Stepping Into The Future. Such gifts have no minimum requirement and can take various forms. The Founders Society provides a meaningful way to recognize individuals now for gifts that will be realized some time in the future.

Dress for Success Indianapolis appreciates the thoughtful preparation and planning it takes to be the benefactor of such gifts. Membership in the Dress for Success Indianapolis Founders Society is simple, and we ask that you share your wishes so we can establish a planned giving file for you.

Types of Planned Gifts:

  • Will Bequests – designating Dress for Success Indianapolis for a specific amount or a percentage of the donor’s estate.
  • Life Insurance Policies – naming Dress for Success Indianapolis as beneficiary or owner of the policies.
  • Retirement Plans – designating Dress for Success Indianapolis as the beneficiary.
  • Memorial Gifts – honoring the memory of a loved one.
  • Gifts of cash are, of course, always welcomed!

Benefits of Membership:

  • With your permission, your name will be included as a Founders Society member on a permanent plaque displayed in the lobby of our offices.
  • Recognition in our Annual Report.
  • Invitations to Dress for Success Indianapolis events throughout the year

Use of Your Gift:
Gifts may be made to the Founders Society in any amount and at any time. Donors may direct their gifts to a particular project or designate their donations as restricted or unrestricted. Unrestricted gifts to the Founders Society may be used to provide support for the greatest needs of the organization.

For more information about establishing a planned gift to Dress for Success Indianapolis, please contact Barbara Ellsworth, Executive Director, at barbara@indydfs.org, or call her at 317.940.3737 x 104. 

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