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Posted on: May 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Dress for Success Brookhaven to Celebrate 20 Years of Empowering Women at June 20 Gala

Dress for Success 20th Anniversary Group photo

Farmingville, NY -  On June 20, Dress for Success Brookhaven will celebrate 20 years of empowering women at their annual gala to be held at Land’s End in Sayville. The 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Established in 1999 with the support of the Town of Brookhaven, the Division of Women’s Services and more than 50 volunteers, Dress for Success Brookhaven has been instrumental in helping more than 6,000 women achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient and economically independent. Tickets for the gala are available online at For more information about the gala, to make a donation, become a sponsor or place an ad in the gala journal, please call 631-451-9127.

The 2019 honorees include: •Legacy Award to Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Town Council

•Impact Award to California Closets / Vera and Anthony DeVincenzo
•Corporate Citizens Award to Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
•Humanitarian Award to Decision Women in Commerce / Edna Gerrard (posthumous)

The proceeds from Dress for Success Brookhaven’s Gala will directly support programs for women in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

About Dress for Success

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veterans organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

Our mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information about Dress for Success, please call 631- 451-9127 or visit the Dress for Success website.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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