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We Did It! We Raised a Record $51,000 for Dress for Success Austin!

It was a lofty goal, but—thanks to our sponsors and guests—we did it! During our Fourth Annual Giveback Party benefitting Dress for Success Austin, we raised a record $51,000—with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the local nonprofit.

We were honored to join forces with Dell, Inc. once more as our co-sponsor. Dell, along with the following additional sponsors, rallied to make it all happen: AT&T, RetailMeNot, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Austin Women in Technology, San Luis Spirits (maker of Dripping Springs Vodka), HEB, BB&T, MoveCorp, Randy and Ruth McAdams, CareerBuilder, Adrianne McEwen at Keller Williams Realty, NEXT Consulting, LLC, Technigogo, and 4imprint.

“We are extremely grateful to The HT Group, Dell, all of the sponsors, and of course all of the attendees who helped make the fourth year of the Giveback party the most successful yet,” says Executive Director Judy Chambers of Dress for Success Austin. “Everyone had so much fun.  The band was great, the food was excellent and we all helped raise money for Austin women in need.”

Check out photos from the event below:

 

During our first event, we were thrilled to have raised $11,400. The next year, we were able to double that amount and, since then, we’ve been able to build on that success to reach our record of $51,000! These proceeds for Dress for Success Austin stays in Central Texas in order to fulfill the organization’s mission 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 HT Group’s commitment to Dress for Success Austin doesn’t stop here. For years, in addition to holding our annual benefit, our staff has helped with career development for the organization. We help with providing jobs opportunities and interviewing for job placement, and we also lead training and resume workshops.

We’re already in the planning stages for 2017, and look forward to beating this year’s goal. We couldn’t have done it without our dedicated sponsors, and definitely not without each of you and your support! See you next year!