10th Annual Suit for the Stars Gala funds new initiative for high school students in need

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Posted By on December 11, 2018

The Event:10th Annual Suit for the Stars Gala

The Cause:Dress for Success

Chair/Co-Chairs: Chalyce McQueen and Mark Teetor

Mission: The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Honorary Chairs or Event Honorees:Kelly Barr and Edmundo Hidalgo

Top Tier Sponsors: SRP, National Bank of Arizona & Plexus Charities

Date held:November 2, 2018

Venue:The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Keynote speaker / program highlightor quote:Community Star Awards were presented to Brent Downs & St. Joseph the Worker

Dollars raised:Over $100,000 was raised at the event to fund the purchase of a new mobile Dress for Success unit to support their high school initiative.

Notable moment: Mary Beth Reisinger, Board President spoke about accomplishments over the last five years: “We launched our wonderful mobile career center, which now accounts for a third of our suitings. This allows us to serve many more clients each year – in fact, our total suitings have grown three times. We are also on track to employ more than 750 women this year alone. As the saying goes, ‘Always leave it better than you found it.’ I’d like to think that’s the case.”

  • DFS Stunning ballroom decor for the 10th Annual Suite for the Stars Gala
  • DFS Auctioneer Yve Rojas
  • DFS Event Co-chairs Mark Teetor & Chalyce McQueen
  • DFS Brent Downs, Executive Director of St. Joseph the Worker accepts the Community Star Award from Lisa Doromal
  • DFS Honorary Chairs Kelly Barr and Edmundo Hidalgo with Lisa Doromal
  • DFS Dress for Success Board President, Mary Beth Reisinger
  • DFS The ladies from the SRP WIN Group
  • DFS Board of Directors
Tyler Butler

About Tyler Butler

Tyler Butler is the fashion and society writer for Frontdoors Media. She is a corporate social responsibility practitioner, columnist, blogger and influencer. Through her endeavors with her firm 11Eleven Consulting and her column and blog, Giving In Style, Tyler is connecting communities, companies and causes to make positive change possible.
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