Get Ready to Dress for Success
Maria Barrios and Ye-Hui Lu

Dress for Success supporters recently gathered at Bloomingdale’s San Francisco to celebrate the upcoming 2012 Success: You Wear it Well Annual Fashion Celebration.

Gala Co-chairs Andrew Freeman, Maggie Hazelrig and Lisa Edwards thanked the 140 guests in attendance for making the 2012 Gala launch a success and for their ongoing support. They also emphasized the importance and impact that Dress for Success San Francisco programs have in the community, and the critical need to help local women change the world by achieving self-sufficiency in the workplace and in life.

Lisa Edwards, Andrew Freeman, Maggie Hazelrig

Surrounded by contemporary fashions and suiting options, with Benefit Cosmetics present to give complimentary makeovers, guests enjoyed Chandon sparkling wine, Wente wines, bites by E&O Trading Company and tunes by DJ Dylan Mahoney.

Tory Schenkkan, Derrick Prodigalidad, Rich Kinnard, Kyle Macy

In attendance were Dress for Success San Francisco’s Executive Director Renee Surcouf, Board President Leslie Lerude of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and board members Marc Crayton, Sharon Rossi, Tiffany Flaming and Stacey Ellis.

Allison Langhoff, Julie Legrand, Lisa Langhoff, Jennifer Elias

Host committee members and supporters in attendance included Mark Rhoades, Beth Schnitzer, Jenny Georges, Maria Barrios Ehmer, Natalia Urrutia-Hernandez, Macaire Kilkenney, Kelly Murphy, Valerie Peo, Kathryn Inglin and Damien Inglin and Ali Grosslight. Dress for Success San Francisco sponsors, including American Airlines and Benefit Cosmetics were also present to enjoy the celebratory evening.

Daniel Sharabi, Sophie Patterson

The gala will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at San Francisco’s iconic Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel. The event will consist of a cocktail party, seated dinner by Scala’s Bistro, fashion show by Banana Republic and silent and live auction starting at 5:30pm. The annual fundraising event benefits the employment programs and resources necessary to help suit and prepare disadvantaged women in the Bay Area to enter into the workforce.

Tickets for the Gala are available for $150 for an individual ticket, and $250 for a VIP ticket. Dress for Success San Francisco welcomes corporate sponsors for the event. Tables of 10 are available for $1,500. VIP tables of 10 are priced at $2,500.

For more information about the event or to purchase individual tickets or to sponsor a table, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org/sanfrancisco, contact the organization at sanfrancisco@dressforsuccess.org or call 415.362.0034.

Kathryn Pellegrini-Inglin, Amy Collo
Shawna Sund, Yasemin Sussman, Monica Powers, Farryn Lewis, Tess Parsons
Marc Crayton, Maria Hermanussen Marcus
Valerie Peo, Marianne Dickson, Melissa Lor, Maggie Hazelrig
Kelly Murphy, Shara Frase
Deborah Harrison, Bela Stepanova, Melinda Rivera, Marleny Milan, Karina Tregub