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Shayla Pinner, Dress for Success Indianapolis
317.940.3737 x 102
DRESS FOR SUCCESS INDIANAPOLIS ANNOUNCES GRANT FROM THE GLICK FUND
Grant funds break down barriers to self-sufficiency for Indy women
Indianapolis, IN – The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has announced a $50,000 grant to Dress for Success Indianapolis to combat transportation barriers for local women.
Dress for Success Indianapolis is an organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence through programming, tools, and support. The funding provided by The Glick Fund will help Dress for Success Indianapolis reach and empower hundreds more women next year.
Many women face barriers to economic independence including unreliable transportation and which can make finding a job nearly impossible. These funds will allow Dress for Success Indianapolis to alleviate transportation barriers by providing gas cards, bus passes, and working with its community partners to provide its suiting and employment services at satellite sites around Central Indiana.
“Our agency has served more than 17,000 women seeking career advancement and economic independence over the last 20 years,” said Julie Petr, Executive Director, Dress for Success Indianapolis. “These funds will allow Dress for Success Indianapolis to take our programs on the road to meet women where they are, and to also provide transportation assistance for women coming to the boutique which breaks down one more barrier to success and strong communities.”
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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 17,000 women have been served. The organization also promotes economic independence, provides programs to raise self-esteem, connect 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 on Dress for Success Indianapolis please visit www.indydfs.org or contact Julie Petr, Executive Director, at 317-940-3737 x 104.
About The Glick Fund
The Glick Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. It was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes. Grants are awarded by invitation only, with no unsolicited grant applications accepted. The Glick Fund also strives to align with CICF’s three broader community leadership initiatives of: Family Success & Making Connections; Inspiring Places; and College Readiness & Success – initiatives aimed at making central Indiana one of the best places in the nation to live, work and raise a family. To date, The Glick Fund has awarded over $49 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations. Recent grant recipients include the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Providence Cristo Rey High School and United Way of Central Indiana, among many other organizations. For more information, please visit cicf.org.
About Central Indiana Community Foundation
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $610 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to seize opportunities and address community needs. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org.