Another Great Fundraiser for A Great Cause

Thanks to Dress For Success Southwest Florida for another successful event helping local women get back on their feet! The Haute Tea held on December 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa was a great fundraising success that featured a gourmet brunch, assorted teas, and live entertainment will surely help to move the program forward. Thank you from our Board of Directors to all attendees for supporting this terrific cause.

Here are some photos from the event courtesy of Florida Weekly:



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Another Great Event From Dress For Success SWFL

Dress for Success of Southwest Florida to host
The Inaugural “Haute Holiday Tea”

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2016) – Dress for Success SW Florida will host its first ever “Haute Holiday Tea” at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Spa on Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Executive chef Andreas Singer will deliver a gourmet plated brunch and the Wisteria Tea Room will provide specialty teas. The event, which also includes a silent auction, will benefit both Lee and Collier county programs for women who are disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed needing interview clothing and tips, resume preparation, mentoring and job placement.

“Our ‘Haute Holiday Tea’ is the perfect excuse to gather a group to celebrate the holidays and experience a fabulous event for a great cause. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will benefit deserving women in our community,” said Dress for Success SW Florida CEO, Barbara Dell.

Guests will be treated to live entertainment and holiday favorites by popular jazz trio, “Apollo’s Phonograph” while having the opportunity to bid on more than 30 luxury silent auction items. Items include stunning jewelry by The Diamond District, tickets to the Opera Naples, a weekend stay at the 4-diamond Hyatt Regency Orlando, White House Black Market gift card and fashion accessories, tickets to Universal Studios Orlando, a Portrait Couture Makeover Experience with Megan DiPiero Photography and much more.

Tickets for the “Haute Holiday Tea” are $100 for individuals and $850 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, email Marlene Clark at moc.a1490297732dirol1490297732fwssf1490297732d@ene1490297732lram1490297732, visitEventbrite, visit the organization’s website or call (239) 689-4992. The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs.

About Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 141 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work toward self-sufficiency while providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153 in Fort Myers and at the Hodges University College Campus in Naples. For more information, call (239) 689-4992, email gro.s1490297732seccu1490297732srofs1490297732serd@1490297732adiro1490297732lfws1490297732 or visit

Time’s Running Out… Shop For Success 11/2/16

Time’s Running Out… Shop For Success 11/2/16

Time is running out – Buy your VIP tickets now by visiting:

Don’t miss this incredible shopping extravaganza!
Shop for Success
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza
13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers

Only $50
Includes Early admission (3-5 p.m.)
Sweets by Edible Arrangements
and a special gift
5,000 sq. feet of clothing and accessories!
Prices start at $5.00

Presented by founding sponsor
White House Black Market
100% of proceeds benefit
Dress For Success SW Florida

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