Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Suited to Succeed: Presents its 12th Annual Benefit “Suit-A-Palooza 2012”

Suited to Succeed will hold its 12th Annual Benefit “Suit-A-Palooza 2012” on 
May 24th, 2012 from 5:30pm– 9:30pm at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Center 
for the Performing Arts at the Lyric. The event ticket price is $50 in advance and 
$60 at the door. Early birds can purchase 2 advance tickets for $95. There is also 
the Suit-A-Palooza Party Pack that includes 10 tickets for $475. This event, as in 
previous years, will be an evening of bidding on over 100 amazing silent & live
auction items, great live music, entertaining and artistic vendors, gourmet food, delicious 
desserts and so much more. Governor Martin O'Malley is once again the Honorary Chair.
 Patrice Harris of Fox 45 will again be the Mistress of Ceremonies along
with World renowned White House Correspondent April Ryan. Jonathan Melnick of Alex
Cooper will be the Auctioneer for the 10th consecutive year.
Suited to Succeed is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides professional
clothing and job training workshops to women in the greater Baltimore region who are
transitioning from welfare or underemployment to the workforce. Suited to Succeed
currently provides clothes for approximately 200 women a month. In the past two
years, the program provided more than 20,400 items of clothing to its clients. “The
demand just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” noted Marquita Garnes, Office Manager.
In the past 10 years, Suited to Succeed’s capacity has increased substantially both with
clients and donation sponsors.
Suited to Succeed relies on donations of goods, as well as monetary donations from
foundations, major corporations, law firms, retail stores, and individuals that help to
offset the costs of providing clothing and services to their clients. The organizations
tagline “It’s more than a Suit, It’s an Opportunity!”®, is taken very seriously.
“Seeing how a suit paired with the right shoes and accessories can transform a
woman’s life is truly amazing, says Monique Jones, Marketing Director for Suited. For
more information on Suited to Succeed, visit the web site at

Suit-A-Palooza Event Photos 2005 - 2011:

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