Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Success

MLJ WEB.jpgTonight is the 12th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event presented by Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis.

Stepping Out in Style is a fundraising event to raise money to support Dress for Success Indianapolis. Dress for Success Indianapolis provides professional attire and career development services to low income women living in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties who are referred to us by over 90 partnering agencies. In today’s economy, the women we serve face challenges that extend far beyond finding a job. Most have limited resources and face barriers which require long-term support, perseverance and essential career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Their mission is “To promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”

The evening will begin with the Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, fashion show and the Citizens Energy Group after party. During the cocktail reception, guests can purchase tickets for the Grand Prize Drawing, bid on fabulous items through the Mainstreet silent auction, and try their hand at the Diamond Dig, sponsored by Aronstam Fine Jewelers! Guests can then join us at the after party to visit with friends and meet our models, artist and sponsors for the evening.

Attorney Michele Jackson, among other community leaders, has been selected to participate as a model to the stage for a high-energy fashion show. They will be wearing unique clothing from upscale local boutiques and walking the catwalk escorted by esteemed members of the Indianapolis Fire Department. The list of models for the evening are as follows:

  • Nicole Bickett – Chief Administrative Officer, Mainstreet
  • Angela Buchman – Meteorologist, WTHR Channel 13
  • Karen Crotchfelt – President and Publisher, Star Media
  • Meggie Dials – Regional Director of Channel Sales, ExactTarget; Founder, The Sussy Project
  • Shyra Ely-Gash – Wardrobe Stylist and Former WNBA Player
  • Kelly Huntington – President and CEO, Indianapolis Power and Light Company
  • Michele Jackson – Partner, Harden Jackson, LLC; Executive Director, MLJ Adoptions;
  • Founder, Global Orphan Foundation

  • Thea E. Kelly – Senior Counsel Commercial Operations, Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Jewel Lofton – Lifelong Professional Women’s Group (PWG) Member
  • Allyson Morrison – Lifelong Professional Women’s Group (PWG) Member
  • Brooke Olzendam – Sportscaster, Fox Sports Indiana
  • Terina Perry – Project Manager Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Products
  • Andrea Roberts Pierson – Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Debra Ross – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Sunny Lu Williams – Vice President Business Development, Telamon

To purchase tickets for tonight’s event click HERE.