Dress To Impress II

Benefiting Dress for Success Miami

2009 Honoree, Judith Ripka

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 7 p.m.
The “W” Hotel
2201 Collins Avenue, South Beach
305-444-1944 Ext. 301

Dress for Success Miami will present “Dress to Impress II,” honoring famed jewelry designer Judith Ripka. It will be an elegant evening of fashion, a fine auction, entertainment and gourmet food, co-chaired by Irene Korge, Norma Jean Abraham and Amaris Jones. Host for the evening is Louis Aguirre, entertainment reporter for WSVN-TV and anchor of Deco Drive. Celebrity DJ, DJ Irie will provide the music, and models from The Webster Miami will be showing fashions during the cocktail reception from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Auction items include a Fashion Week VIP Experience in NY for two, a trip to The Grammys in LA for two, Churchill Downs (Kentucky) VIP Experience for two, Superbowl XLIV tickets including autograph sessions for two, a 14 day cruise on Celebrity Cruises through European ports-of- call and a piece of 18k gold and diamond jewelry by Judith Ripka. The main event will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $350 per person. For information and tickets, please call 305-444-1944, Ext. 301, or visit the website at www.dressforsuccess.org/miami.

About Dress for Success

Dany Garcia, DJ Irie, Sonia Jacobson, Amaris Jones, Joi Gordon, Lisa Pliner, 2008 Honoree

The mission of Dress for Success Miami 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 women served are 70% single mothers, raising an average of 2-3 children; they represent all ethnicities and races, range in age from 18-60, with the majority age 18-38; and Lived under the poverty level prior to receiving Dress for Success’s services.

Dress for Success provides each woman with a business suit when she has a job interview. When she successfully lands the job, she returns to Dress for Success for up to one week’s worth of business-appropriate separates. She also receives an invitation to join the Professional Women’s Group, our career development and networking group, and participate in other employment retention programs such as mentoring. Dress for Success serves job-ready women by referral only from more than 87 nonprofit organizations including domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters, job-training programs, substance abuse programs, and re-entry programs.

Dress for Success programs transition women towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. Each woman is a success story: she has gone from unemployment to economic independence. For more information, visit the website at www.dressforsuccess.org/miami.

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