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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DC CHARITY EVENT: Suite PurSuit 18th Annual Celebration

Suited for Change (SFC) is pleased to announce that the Suite PurSuit 18th Annual Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at The Naval Heritage Center. The organization’s signature event will be guest hosted by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang and will feature a catered dinner by SFC Partner DC Central Kitchen, noteworthy cocktails, and both silent and live auctions. The event will honor their first and only male board member, Neil T. Gillespie, Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, for his leadership in establishing a multi-faceted integrated corporate partnership to strengthen SFC.

Suite PurSuit guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items in the silent and live auctions including a champagne and dessert demonstration and tasting for 10 with Dr. Roland Mesnier, who “served” five U.S. Presidents as the White House Pastry Chef, and a limited-edition fire engine red Kitchenaid professional mixer with White House etched bowl. Guests will also enjoy the premiere of SFC’s Public Service Announcement developed and filmed by Imagemakers, a joint student and Women in Film and Video project.

Funds raised from Suite PurSuit help SFC continue to provide professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women throughout the year. Referred by over 100 local agencies and organizations, women come to SFC to select career appropriate clothing in a specialty store atmosphere under the guidance of volunteer job coaches who also advise them on how to make a good first impression. Event proceeds will also fund skills development workshops aiming to increase employment and job retention potential and contribute to their clients’ economic independence.

Advance tickets are now on sale for only $99 and can be purchased online at Suited for Change or by calling (202) 293-0351. Sponsorship opportunities are also available (packages starting at just $250); more information listed on the website.

The year’s Suite Heart lead sponsors include Booz Allen Hamilton and SAP America.

Event Details:
What: Suite PurSuit , the Suited for Change 18th Annual Celebration

Where: The Naval Heritage Center – 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – 6:00PM-9:00PM

Cost: Online ticket sales start April 1. Advance ticket price $99 ($125 starting April 23).|

Attire: Business attire

Contact: Suited for Change

About Suited for Change
Founded in 1992, Suited for Change provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Services are available at no charge and by referral only to low-income women who have completed job readiness programs and are seeking employment. For more information, visit www.suitedforchange.org.