Portland, April 19th, 2013. The 13th Annual “Celebrate Success” was sold out and raised $300,000. The diamond dig was a popular activity sponsored by “Diamonds by Passerini.” The event has grown from a luncheon for 200 to a sell-out dinner for over 500 of business and community leaders who support Dress for Success. The annual gala raises funds to help women in poverty move towards self-sufficiency. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) The gala was held at the Portland Art Museum and the theme this year was springtime in Paris.

Margaret Hinshaw, Roger Hinshaw, and Peggy Willer

Margaret Hinshaw, Roger Hinshaw (President of Bank of America Oregon and SW Washington), and Peggy Willer

Tara Kinateder, Barb Attridge, and Vince Whiting

Tara Kinateder, Barb Attridge, and Vince Whiting

Priscilla Lewis with daughters, Summer Lewis and Noelle Webster

Priscilla Lewis with daughters, Summer Lewis and Noelle Webster

Lisa Lucas, Dress for Success Oregon Board of Directors, and Karen Fishel, Dress for Success Oregon Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Dress for Success Oregon.

Karen Fishel, Dress for Success Oregon Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Dress for Success Oregon, and Lisa Lucas, Dress for Success Oregon Board of Directors.

Celebrate Success 2013 Diamond Sponsor, Todd Passerini, from Diamonds by Passerini

Celebrate Success 2013 Diamond Sponsor, Todd Passerini, from Diamonds by Passerini

Kathleen and Amy Larson

Amy and Kathleen Larson

From Dress for Success:

Dress for Success Oregon is a nonprofit organization that has been helping low-income women successfully transition back into the workforce since 1999. We promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Oregon is the local affiliate to a worldwide organization Dress for Success. All money raised for Dress for Success Oregon stays in our local community. We receive no tax dollars and are 100% funded by the generosity of people like you.

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