Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will host its annual springtime benefit “Toast to Success” at The Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Hwy, Fairfield from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 17. All are invited to a fun-filled spring evening including a fashion show by LaModa Boutique and food prepared by Chef George Flay who has over 20 years creating delicious dishes at some of the area's finest restaurants and hotels.
In support of its mission to empower women to achieve economic independence, Toast to Success raises awareness of the challenges facing low income women and the role that professional attire and a network of support can play in building confidence and helping women overcome the obstacles to employment. This year’s event will feature the first Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award, presented to Teresa Younger, CEO and President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the oldest women’s foundation in the country.
The event will be emceed by Apriel Biggs-Coker, Creator of the SHERO Academy, an organization empowering working women to be the masters of their own destiny. "Toast to Success is an evening dedicated to uplifting the lives of women in our community,” said Apriel Biggs-Coker. “I'm excited to participate in an event that offers me an opportunity to make a personal investment in others while celebrating the work of Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County."
“When you attend Toast to Success, you help make a difference in the life of a woman who's striving to better herself, her family and her community,” said Program Manager Sarah Lewis. “The event has grown each year, and we are looking forward to a great evening of inspiration and fun, success stories and fabulous raffle items from throughout the region.”
Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County relies on grants, donations, and fundraising events to continue offering local services. This organization has helped more than 9,000 women since opening its doors in 1998.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now. For more information on being a Toast to Success sponsor contact Bernadette Deamico at (203) 610-8564 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and can be purchased at dressforsuccess.org/midfairfieldcounty/events or http://bit.ly/2rWgD7c. All proceeds from Toast to Success will benefit Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, supporting the organization's mission of assisting women seeking employment by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development programs.
Come celebrate and support Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County:
Who: Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County
What: "Toast to Success" Annual Benefit
When: May 17, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: The Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Hwy, Fairfield CT
About Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County
Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is a program of The WorkPlace, whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the development tools to thrive in work and life.
About The WorkPlace
The WorkPlace conducts comprehensive planning, and coordinates regional workforce development policy and programs to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers. As national leader in the field, The WorkPlace regularly shares ideas and best practices with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country. For more information, visit www.workplace.org