2005 Dress for Success Cincinnati Women on the Move Fashion Show Program


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This is the program that I designed and developed for the fundraising fashion show that I managed as part of my work at Dress for Success Cincinnati.

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2005 Dress for Success Cincinnati Women on the Move Fashion Show Program

  1. 1. OUR MISSIONThe mission of Dress for Success is to advance low-income women’s economic and socialdevelopment and to encourage self-sufficiency through career development andemployment retention. Dress for Success responds to the needs of our communities byproviding programs that help economically disadvantaged women acquire jobs, retaintheir new positions and succeed in the mainstream workplace.OUR WORKIn our Simply Suited program, each client receives one suit when she has an interview scheduled and asecond suit when she obtains employment. No fees are ever charged to clients. We operate by referraland appointment only. Each client is assisted on a one-to-one basis by trained volunteers. More than70 local agencies refer women to our Simply Suited program. These include a continually expandingarray of not-for-profit and government agencies such as homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters,job training programs, addiction treatment centers, literacy initiatives, and correctional facilities.Our job-retention and development program, the Professional Womens Group, has receivedrecognition from the Department of Labor as an innovative and effective approach to job retention. Theprogram assists the newly employed in surviving the first weeks and months of employment byproviding education and structured support addressing life-skills issues that often interfere with theability to succeed. The PWG addresses the emotional, physical and professional issues that womenface as they strive to become self-sufficient and to succeed.Each month, PWG members attend seminars presented by community leaders and experts on suchtopics as: Rules of the Workplace, Financial Literacy, Work-Life Balance and Personal Development.Career Corner is Dress for Success Cincinnati’s career assistance program. The Career Corner is aprogram for PWG members who are seeking employment or are pursuing career advancement.Members are provided resources to create and update resumes, conduct job searches, and receivecareer guidance and counseling.OUR RESULTS – More than 6,500 women served since 1999In 2004:85% of PWG members retained their job56% improved one or more life skills including: Raise in pay or promotion; Completed or startedschool/training program; Left public assistance; Improved credit; Opened a bank account
  2. 2. Fourth AnnualWomen on the Move: A Fashionable AfternoonBenefiting…Dress for Success CincinnatiPresented ByONE IN A MILLIONIn Association WithPROCTER & GAMBLE BEAUTYAnd Patron SponsorsHilliard LyonsandFederated Department Stores/Macy’sProduced by NANCY BRINKEREmcee CINDY MATTHEWS, WCPOWednesday, September 21, 2005Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel
  3. 3. 2005 CommitteeEvent ChairpersonMary Jo WillCommittee MembersArlene AranzamendezBeth BextermuellerMary Ellen CodyCathy CrainJoan CroweLinda FathSue Rae FleischerBarbara HahnGeorgia LippoldSherie MarekMary NippertJoyce RePat RiesRuthann SammarcoRosemary SchlachterDigi SchuelerMichelle SchwanekampDeni TatoGeorgine WolohanMeggan YeagerDress for Success CincinnatiBoard of DirectorsMary Ivers, ChairMary Ellen Cody, PresidentSusan Grathwohl, TreasurerDigi Schueler, SecretaryJulie BennettCynthia BuccoCarol ButlerJoan CroweKathy DunkerRenee DunnSue Rae FleischerSwann FredricksonMerri Gaither SmithShelley GoeringNadine HellingsMarianne IveyLillian JonesMary LeRoySherie MarekCynthia MuhlhauserCarol OlsonBeth RaderJoyce ReJackie ReauPamela ReisingMelody RobinsonRachel RoweRuthann SammarcoAmanda SaufleyRosemary SchlachterLinda Smith BerryReba St. ClairJoan StonitschDeni TatoLucy WardMary Jo WillGeorgine Wolohan
  4. 4. A Very Special Thanks to Our Sponsors…Presenting SponsorAssociate SponsorPatron SponsorsIn-Kind Sponsors
  5. 5. FFAABBUULLOOUUSS RRAAFFFFLLEE$10 each OR 6 for $50GRAND PRIZEBloomingdale’s Shopping Spree in Chicago2 night stay Hotel Monaco Chicago$500 Bloomingdale’s Gift CardDinner for 2 at NoMI$100 Exxon Mobil Gas CardLunch with Jerry SpringerMeet the man who keeps everyone talking.Private lunch for two with Jerry Springer in hisWCKY studio. Date and time to be arranged withwinner. Courtesy of Jerry Springer.Value: PricelessGray Mink ScarfGorgeous gray mink from Denmark styled in anelegant multi-strand design. Courtesy of the FurSalon at Saks Fifth Avenue. Value: $1,695Spa PartyInvite 4 friends to join you for a 5 person day ofrelaxation and beauty. Courtesy of Tuscany Spa &Salon. Value: $500Facial Peel Package1 Diamond Peel and 3 Micro Plus Peels. Courtesyof Dr. Jon Mendelsohn. Value: $580Diamond PendantBeautiful 14 carat pendant necklace featuring twodiamonds. Courtesy of Lange Jewelers.Value: $41022000055
  6. 6. Participating StoresAdrienne VittadiniBella DonnaThe Fur Salon at Saks Fifth AvenueKennedy’sLes CopainsOne in a Million2700 ErieInvitation & Program SponsorsMulti-Craft Litho, Inc. – Printingxpedx – PaperAranzamendez Design – Graphic DesignStudio V – PhotographyGift Bag SponsorMargot MadisonGift Bag DonorsSephoraTanya’s Image and Wellness SalonCincinnati MagazineOne in a MillionWomen’s Business CincinnatiSilent Auction SponsorCamargo Trading CompanyDfSC Model Beauty SponsorTuscany Spa & SalonProf. Model Beauty SponsorParagon Salons Inc.Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Proceeds benefit Dress for Success Cincinnati135W. FourthStreet Downtown Cincinnati 513-651-3372
  7. 7. A Special Thanks to Our…Corporate FriendsDinsmore & Shohl, LLPThe KnowledgeWorks FoundationThe Midland CompanyToyota Motor Manufacturing North AmericanxpedxHostess Patron SponsorsMary Ellen CodySherie MarekCarol Duane OlsonHostess Friend SponsorsJulie BennettJane ClarkeAnne DaviesRita FinerNadine & Lauren HellingsLillian JonesCynthia MuhlhauserMelody Sawyer RichardsonRosemary SchlachterDigi SchuelerCarol TaboneLucy WardGeorgine WolohanHelen Baker, Georgia Lippold& Mary Ellen SlausonJody McMillin and Cathy CrainPatty Misrach and Ellen MillerMeggan Yeager, Nadine Brunner& Jutta Lafley
  8. 8. 2005 Event HostessesArlene AranzamendezLisa ArtHelen BakerElisabeth BaldockSylvia L. BenjaminJulie A. BennettBeth BextermuellerElizabeth T. BieserSue BlumDeborah BoehmEsi Eggleston BraceyLaura BrookeNadine BrunnerCynthia K. BuccoHelen A. BufordCarol ButlerDebora CaleyJane ClarkeMary Ellen CodyPatty ConleyPatricia CouzinsCathy CrainJoan CroweKim CurtisApril DavidowAnne DaviesFran DederickLinda C. FathRita FinerSue Rae FleischerSwann FredricksonPatti GaedeMerri Gaither-SmithBarbara HahnDr. Shelley J. HamlerBarbara HarshmanLauren HellingsNadine HellingsMary IversMarlene JohnsonDeb Schmidt JohnsonLillian H. JonesEileen KnollmanJutta LafleyLucille C. LazenbyMary LeRoyGeorgia LippoldJoanie LottsSherie MarekMary McLaughlinJody McMillinMary MeyerEllen MillerPatty MisrachLinda MuellerCynthia MuhlhauserValerie NewellChristine NeyerCharlotte Newlin DeupreeMary NippertCora K. OgleCarol Duane OlsonCarol PannkukClaire B. PhillipsKathleen PrangleyJoyce ReCindy ReidPeggy ReillyJackie ReauMelody Sawyer RichardsonRuthann SammarcoAmanda SaufleyRosemary K. SchlachterNatalie SchoenyDigi SchuelerMichelle SchwanekampDebbie SimpsonKaren SingerMary Ellen SlausonCarol TaboneTaft, Stettinius & HollisterDeni TatoLynda A. ThomasNydia TranterAlice Rogers UhlJane VotelLucy WardPaula WienkoopMary Jo WillGeorgine WolohanShelby WoodMeggan YeagerAnne Zaring
  9. 9. Additionally…We would like to thank Meggan Yeager, Michelle Schwanekamp and the Young Professionals Board fororganizing and hosting the silent auction.We would also like to thank Meggan, Margot Madison, and the Camargo Trading Co. for the beautifuldress forms and ribbons that will be auctioned off in support of our women.We would like to thank Dr. Jon Mendelsohn for the generous donation of his raffle prize and 100 microplus peels valued at $130, which we are selling for $50.We would like to thank Tuscany Spa & Salon for pampering our five client models with free makeovers.We would like to thank Arlene Aranzamendez for her tireless effort and awesome creativity inproducing the new Women on the Move graphics and logo.We would also like to thank Debbie Simpson, James Martin and the staff at Multi-Craft Litho for theirpatience, understanding and extraordinary effort in meeting our last minute printing changes. Theirwillingness to work so hard on a pro bono job far exceeded expectations.Finally, we would like to thank Cathy Crain who so graciously opened her house for an invitationstuffing party and all of the women who gave up their time to help stuff 2,400 invitations.
  10. 10. Dress for Success ModelsDenise Collins referred to DfSC by River City Correctional FacilitySarah Davis referred to DfSC by Women’s ConnectionGeorgina Jones referred to DfSC by Community LinkShereese Morgan referred to DfSC by Cincinnati WorksLeTecia Tyler referred to DfSC by Talbert HouseCollaborationDress for Success Cincinnati is one of the most collaborative nonprofit, social service agenciesin Cincinnati. We work with more than 70 different agencies to help women obtain and retainemployment. Your participation in this event touches each of those agencies, therebysupporting the entire community network that helps women succeed in the workforce. Thisnetwork forms the foundation upon which our women stand as they rise above adversity tomake their dreams come true. Because of you, women attain what had appeared to beunattainable and create miracles every day.
  11. 11. How YOU can get involvedMake a tax-deductible financialcontribution to Dress for Success.Join Dress for Success Cincinnati’sCorporate Guild, a professional women’snetworking group that financially supportsthe Dress for Success mission.Join Dress for Success Cincinnati’s YoungProfessionals Board, a social andnetworking group for women that helps raisefunds and friends for Dress for SuccessCincinnati.Donate new or nearly new interviewappropriate women’s suits and know thatyou are helping another woman succeed.Train to be a personal shopper and helpwomen choose appropriate apparel for theirinterviews and work settings.Speak at a Professional Women’s Groupmeeting to teach a skill that will assistothers in moving up the career ladder.Mentor a Professional Women’s Groupmember by engaging in a structuredmentoring program and provide specificcareer development guidance over time.Become a mock interviewer by providing arealistic interview experience as well asconstructive feedback to job-seeking clients.Host Professional Women’s Groupmeetings for a year by providing aprofessional meeting space andrefreshments one evening a month.Organize a suit drive in your office/community.To learn more about joining the CorporateGuild, see the information table in thereception area.Or, for information about getting involved in anymanner, please call (513) 651-3372;or email:Corporate Guild: corporateguild@dfscincy.orgYP Board: youngprofessional@dfscincy.orgVolunteers – volunteers@dfscincy.orgProfessional Women’s Group: PWG@dfscincy.orgDress for Success Cincinnati StaffMary Ivers, Founder and CEOAimee Boesing, Associate DirectorToni Miles, Development DirectorCrystal Thies, Associate Director
  12. 12. Dress for Success CincinnatiCorporate GuildCorporate MembersThe Bankers ClubCinergy CorporationDinsmore & Shohl, LLPFifth Third BankGreenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLCMacy’s/Federated Department StoresThe Midland CompanyMerrill Lynch / Evelo GroupPNC BankThe Procter & Gamble CompanyToyota Motor Manufacturing N.A.US BankxpedxCORPORATE GUILD STEERING COMMITTEE*Carol Butler – Group VP, Tri-State Group, xpedx, Chair*Jennifer Daniels – Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch*Diana Davis – Divisional VP, General Manager, Macy’s*Barbara Howard – Partner, Howard & Bodnar Company, LPA*Jackie Reau – CEO, Game Day Communications*Pamela Reising – Pamela Reising and Associates*Melody Robinson – VP, Private Client Group, Fifth Third BankElisabeth Baldock – VP of Human Resources, The Midland Co.Rachelle Caldwell – Exec Asst to Joe Hale, Cinergy FoundationGina Donisi – Membership Director, The Bankers ClubRenee Dunn – Director of HR, Global Marketing, P&GCrystal Faulkner – Partner, Faulkner, Cooney & StevensVanessa Freytag – Co-Publisher, Women’s Business CincinnatiElizabeth Gottfried – Specialist, Production Control, ToyotaMarianne Ivey – Corp. Dir., Health Alliance Pharmacy ServicesSuzanne Land – Partner, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLCNancy Lawson – Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLPKathleen Prangley – Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker West ShellSharen Ritter – Vice President, Treasury Management, US BankDebbie Simpson – President, Multi-Craft LithoSue Stellar – President, Flottman Printing* Designates Corporate Guild Founding Member
  13. 13. My thanks to you and everyone who supports Dress forSuccess Cincinnati. This program was instrumental ingiving me the hope that I needed to hold my head uphigh as I began not only my new job search, but mynew life. After being incarcerated for 3 years to protectmy boyfriend from facing serious drug charges, I wasvery nervous about my future. Who would want tohire an ex-felon? Even if I did get hired, I didn’t counton it being much of a job. After having modeled forEbony Fashion Fair and working for AmericanExpress, I felt like I’d be stuck in entry level positionsfor the rest of my life.Then, one day, I went to Dress for Success for my firstsuit. After picking out my suit and accessories, I lookedin the mirror and felt a glimmer of hope. I looked goodand started feeling even better.I now work for WCIN 1480 AM as a Senior AccountExecutive and the Gospel Director. You can hear me onair every Sunday morning.I am honored to represent Dress for Success in the2005 Women on the Move: A Fashionable Afternoonfashion show and luncheon. I hope that my storyinspires the thousands of women who find themselvesin similar positions to look to organizations like Dressfor Success Cincinnati for the help and guidance theyneed to succeed in their lives. I also hope that my storyinspires thousands of donors, foundations andcorporations to recognize how important Dress forSuccess Cincinnati is to our community and the vitalrole that it plays in improving women’s lives.I’ll always be thankful to Dress for Success for givingme hope again.LeTecia Tyler