In 1996, second-year law student Nancy Lublin received a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather and decided to turn this gift into one that would keep on giving. She teamed up with three nuns in her area and, identifying a crucial need that was not being filled, founded Dress for Success in the basement of a church in Manhattan. From that original basement boutique, the mission of Dress for Success spread over all of North America and then across the globe, demonstrating that achieving economic independence is a challenge that all women face regardless of their location, language, customs or culture.

To carry on in her memory, Dress For Success Indianapolis is seeking community leaders committed to the mission of supporting local women professionally by providing business attire, job placement services, and training to propel them towards employment and ultimately economic independence. This priceless gift, like a string of pearls, is an asset to the individual, her family, and our city! As a Dress For Success Indianapolis Pearl Society Member, you will align yourself with an established, well respected organization, impacting over 1,100 Indianapolis women entering the workforce and helping grow our economy.

We are asking for a minimum tax-deductible donation of $1,000 to help support the Dress For Success programming. This gift will provide 5 or more local women seeking employment with an appointment to be fitted with a business suit, blouses, shoes, purse, and accessories, accompanied with career and job placement services!

Trendsetter Society Benefits – $1,000

  • Dress For Success Logo Pin
  • A ticket to the June 28, 2019 DFSI Model Luncheon at the Conrad Hotel
  • Two tickets to the October 18, 2019 Stepping Out In Style Fashion Show & Dinner – Premier Seating
  • Special recognition from the podium at the Model Luncheon and at Stepping Out In Style
  • Opportunity to participate in DFSI Pearl Society photo shoot, to appear on the DFSI Indianapolis Website
  • Recognition on the Dress For Success Website
  • Invitations to exclusive DFSI Pearl Society events such as the Thursday, May 9th Reception hosted by Elaine Bedel
  • Listing in the Stepping Out In Style program as a DFSI Trendsetter Society Member

Visionary Society Benefits – $2,500

  • Dress For Success Logo Pin
  • Two tickets to the June 28, 2019 DFSI Model Luncheon at the Conrad Hotel
  • A table of ten to the October 18, 2019 Stepping Out In Style Fashion Show and Dinner – Premier Seating
  • Special recognition from the podium at the Model Luncheon and at Stepping Out In Style
  • Opportunity to participate in DFSI Pearl Society photo shoot, to appear on the DFSI Website
  • Recognition on the Dress For Success Indianapolis Website
  • Invitations to exclusive DFSI Pearl Society events such as the Thursday, May 9th  Reception hosted by Elaine Bedel
  • Listing in the Stepping Out In Style program as a DFSI Visionary Society Member
  • Social media recognition and thanks announcing your membership as a Visionary Society Member

Sustainer Society Benefits – $5,000

  • Dress For Success Logo Pin
  • Two tickets to the June 2019 DFSI Model Luncheon at the Conrad Hotel
  • A table of ten to the October 18, 2019 Stepping Out In Style Fashion Show and Dinner – Premier Seating
  • Special recognition from the podium at the Model Luncheon and at Stepping Out In Style
  • Opportunity to participate in DFSI Pearl Society photo shoot, to appear on the DFSI Indianapolis Website
  • Recognition on the Dress For Success Website, with photo
  • Invitations to exclusive DFSI Pearl Society events such as the Thursday, May 9th Reception hosted by Elaine Bedel
  • Listing in the Stepping Out In Style program as a DFSI Sustainer Society Member
  • Listed on a Plaque in the Dress For Success Boutique as a Sustainer Society Member
  • Social media recognition and thanks announcing your membership as a Sustainer Society Member

For more information and to discuss membership, please contact Julie Petr at julie@indydfs.org.