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Attitudes & Attire™ Honors Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman at 16th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

(Dallas, Texas – March 7, 2013) Attitudes & Attire™, a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency, held its 16th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on March 1st in the Grand Pavilion of the Dallas Trade Mart.  The event drew more than 600 attendees, with all proceeds benefiting Attitudes & Attire™.

Lyn Berman, founder and executive director of Attitudes & Attire™ noted, “We are so grateful to everyone who helped make the day a success, from our dedicated volunteers and staff to our generous sponsors.”  The event featured fashions from the Attitudes & Attire™ boutique and designer Eileen Fisher. Several former clients of the agency walked the runway and were greeted with a standing ovation at the close of the fashion show.  Berman added, “We’re especially proud of our clients who modeled in the fashion show and shared their inspirational stories of triumphing over adversity.”

During the luncheon, Berman presented the agency’s 2013 Kim Dawson Award to Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. Several past award honorees were also in attendance, including Sarah Losinger, Caroline Rose Hunt, Karen Farris, Cheryl Mansour and Ebby Halliday.

Dallas fashion designer Michael Faircloth served as Honorary Chair for the event.  With more than 30 years of experience creating custom couture clothing for an international clientele, Faircloth is most well-known for designing the inaugural wardrobe for former First Lady Laura Bush.  Anna De Haro of Clear Channel Radio Dallas/Fort Worth served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Sponsors of the event included:  Whole Foods (presenting sponsor); Dallas Market Center, Eileen Fisher, Al G. Hill, Jr., Lyda Hill, Nortex Networks, and Dee Wyly (Platinum); Bibbentuckers and Ming Wang (Gold); 7-Eleven, Exel/DHL, Sarah Losinger and Rosewood Corporation (Silver);  Penny Bryce, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Rebecca Euwer, M.D., Kimberly-Clark, Lay Associates and Sewell Infiniti (Bronze); Ruth Altshuler, Amegy Bank, AMWINS Brokerage of Texas, Harold Berman, Susan Breen, Lael Brodsky, Champions School of Professional Development, DART, Fashion Group International, Steve Levy, D.D.S., Harry & Norma Longwell, MPD Ventures, ORIX Foundation, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Roach Howard Smith & Barton, Safeway/Tom Thumb, and Kathleen Smith (Pewter).

About Attitudes & Attire™

Attitudes & Attire™ is a nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency. The agency’s program provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics, and build the confidence necessary to succeed in the workplace. The agency’s Hopeful Smiles™ Program provides much-needed dental care to women whose smiles have been damaged by poverty, neglect, violence, and illness. Since 1996, more than 16,000 women have been served by Attitudes & Attire™.  Visit www.attitudesandattire.org for more information.


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