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The First Annual Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award!

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is proud to present this award to Teresa Younger in recognition of her leadership and dedication to improving the lives and opportunities available to women.

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Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County presents the Denise “Denny” Taft Davidoff Empowerment Award to recognize and celebrate exceptional champions of gender equity and women’s advancement. Denny, was a powerful life force dedicated to empowering people in the workforce, marketplace, and community. After graduating from Vassar College in 1952, she started her own public relations firm, Davidoff and Partners, in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was owner, chief executive, and president of this company until she sold it in 1991. Denny was a founding director of the Interfaith Alliance, President of the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation, and a member of the Trustee Council of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.

Denny provided 25 years of commitment and service to the workforce of Southwestern Connecticut as a Board Member, Vice Chairwoman, and Chairwoman of The WorkPlace Board of Directors. Her efforts helped grow The WorkPlace from a local, community non-profit to a national leader in workforce development with more than twenty job training programs for a wide variety of jobless and marginalized clients, including the Dress for Success program.

It was a natural fit to name our first annual empowerment award after Denny. She was a mentor to me and hundreds of other men and women who crossed her path, and her legacy will remain for years to come through the organizations and individuals who have been touched by her incredible spirit.

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is proud to present this award to Teresa Younger in recognition of her leadership and dedication to improving the lives and opportunities available to women.

Teresa C. Younger has served as President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the oldest women’s foundation in the United States. Under Teresa’s leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia campaign sparking a national conversation on feminism; funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse to prison pipeline; joined leading women’s foundations at the White House to announce a $100 million funding commitment to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls; and led a campaign to hold the NFL accountable for violence against women.

A noted speaker, advocate, and activist, Teresa has been on the frontlines of some of the most important battles for women’s health, safety and economic justice. She was honored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as a Dream Keeper, given Liberty Bank’s Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award, and named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy” by Inside Philanthropy. Younger previously served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut.

This video lends voices to the character and accomplishments of Teresa Younger and why she is so deserving of this recognition.

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TD Charitable Foundation has generously awarded over $60,000 for a variety of programs at The WorkPlace. Grants from TDCF have supported Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County and WorkPlace Scholarships. Funding from TDCF enabled the Platform to Employment pilot program. We value our relationship with TD Charitable Foundation for believing in the importance of supporting programs to improve the quality of life for low- to moderate income individuals.

 

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The mission of TD Charitable Foundation is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business.

TD Charitable Foundation understands that change is a fact of life. It can renew our perspective of the world or how we act within it. They also know while change helps some of us get ahead, it can leave others behind. To help create the conditions so everyone has the chance to succeed in a changing world, TD Charitable Foundation recently launched Ready Commitment, a promise to invest $775 million by 2030 in four area that support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better, more inclusive place.

The Foundation will accomplish this through a commitment to improve the access to safe, clean affordable housing, economic development, educational opportunities for community members, and the provision of basic human needs when otherwise unattainable. TD Charitable Foundation funding fosters and creates collaborative opportunities that bring community partners together for the enrichment of communities where we live and serve.

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With a commitment to organizations across their service area to support programming helping individuals improve their financial acumen, Citizen’s Bank employees presented on Financial Literacy to the Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County’s Professional Women’s Group (PWG).

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Bank volunteers covered topics such as saving for retirement, budgeting, and preventing identify theft in three separate workshops to PWG members striving for financial empowerment. The PWG is an on-going program designed to help newly working clients improve their life skills, potentially raise employment status, and generally feel supported as they attempt to improve their financial and physical well-being. DFSMFC provides the PWG as a way to give women entering or re-entering the world of work the critical support they need to keep their job and move forward in their career. December’s presenter, Katie Farrington (pictured) remarked, “The group was so incredible engaged and had great questions!” Thank you, Katie and Citizen’s Bank for your commitment to supporting our clients’ financial success.

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NEWS AND HEADLINES

Bank of America Announced as Presenting Sponsor of TOAST TO SUCCESS!

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is pleased to announce Bank of America as the Presenting Sponsor of the Toast to Success! annual benefit to be held on May 17, 2018. Toast to Success! will feature Teresa Younger, CEO and President of the Ms. Foundation for Women...

STATE-WIDE PLATFORM TO EMPLOYMENT GRADUATION

Nationally Recognized Program Putting Connecticut’s Long Term Unemployed Back to Work The WorkPlace announces the graduation of participants from the Platform to Employment (P2E) program, nationally recognized for addressing the specific needs of long-term unemployed...

Dress for Success to hold sale of professional women’s attire

CT Post - By Jordan Grice Updated 4:28 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Professional attire is crucial to any interview process which is why members of Dress For Success Mid-Fairfield County want to help women look the part. The program is a part of The WorkPlace,...

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