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Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in News |

Dress for Success SW Florida Exceeds Fundraising Goal with “A Fashion Night in Black and White”

Dress for Success SW Florida Exceeds Fundraising Goal with “A Fashion Night in Black and White”

Dress for Success SW Florida held its signature event, A Fashion Night in Black & White,” on Wednesday night, April 10, 2013, at Clive Daniel Home in Naples. Over 200 people attended the event and helped Dress for Success SW Florida exceed their goal of $60,000 by 10% and raised over $66,000 for their programs.   

Keynote speakers of the evening included Donna Noce, White House | Black Market President and Dress for Success SW Florida Founding Trustee as well as, Mila Hermanovski, a Project Runway finalist and L.A. fashion designer.

“This event was incredibly successful for our organization, ” stated Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida. “The support we have received from the Southwest Florida community is extraordinary. We would like to especially thank Donna Noce and founding sponsor, White House | Black Market.  If it were not for dedicated sponsors and partners such as Southwest Florida Works, Dress for Success SW Florida would not have the opportunity nor the means to serve, encourage and provide resources to the many hundreds of women in Lee and Collier counties,” adds Dell.

About Dress for Success:

The mission of Dress For Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The vision for the Southwest Florida affiliate is to provide an opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged women in Lee and Collier counties to improve themselves, receive support in career development and feel more confident and empowered. There are 114 Dress For Success locations in seven countries focused on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. Dress for Success SW Florida’s office and boutique are located at 12995 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, in the Pinebrook Plaza next to Bell Tower in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida.