Dreams Can Come True Through Incredible Auction Items at “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

April 20, 2016 CONRIC PR

Dress for Success SW Florida’s annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” is ready to roll out the red carpet on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.

Celebrate in sophisticated black and white cocktail attire and enjoy an evening of fashion, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, dinner, silent auction and many wonderful surprises to support Dress for Success SW Florida in its life-changing work of promoting the professional development and transformation of women in Collier and Lee counties. The Title Sponsor for this year’s event is the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Auction items include: an exquisite trip to Napa Valley with a stay at the renowned Village Inn & Spa and a private tasting at Maryvale Vineyards; delicacies from Norman Love Confections, a European wine tasting for 20 guests at Total Wine of Naples; luxurious treatments from The Woodhouse Day Spa; family fun packages including passes to Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens; local getaways featuring island cottages and stays on Sanibel and Captiva Islands; a weekend in beautiful Sarasota; tickets to premium theatre experiences in Naples and Fort Myers; gift cards from White House Black Market, Michael Kors handbag, fine art, gourmet dining experiences, culinary baskets and more!

Shiree Woody and Barbara Melvin, Dress for Success SW Florida Board members, will be co-hosts. Guests will get a sneak preview of White House Black Market’s Summer 2016 collection with a fashion show produced and directed by the White House Black Market corporate team headquartered in Southwest Florida.

Additional sponsors include Arthrex; Bank United; Card Systems; Catalyst; CONRIC PR & Marketing; eBella Magazine; eGuarded; Entech; First Florida Integrity Bank; Hodges University; Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright and Company, P.A.; Norman Love Confections, Paul Mitchell The School; Stevens Construction; Walmart; and White House Black Market.

100% of the donations support the continued advancement of Dress for Success SW Florida’s programs for women in Collier and Lee counties, including personalized job interview suiting with a Personal Shopper at Dress for Success boutiques in Naples and Fort Myers; and encouraging, advising and mentoring women who are unemployed, underemployed and starting their own business.

CEO Barbara Dell said, “We’re thrilled that our annual event has earned such recognition and notoriety in the community’s social spheres providing us the opportunity to promote our life-changing mission. We finally have a new boutique and office in Naples located at Hodges University to provide clothing and services for less fortunate women in Collier County.  We thank everyone in advance, and are so appreciative of our many community supporters and look forward to the style and fun that defines this event.”

Tickets are $125 each, table sales for ten are $1200 and there are various levels of sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 689-4992 or email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org.

About Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 141 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency, while providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring. The Fort Myers location of Dress for Success SW Florida is 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. The Naples location is Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call (239) 689-4992 or visit dfsswflorida.org.

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