Dress for Success Lackawanna Women Making an Impact Campaign

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Dress for Success Lackawanna is celebrating Women’s History month with the “Your Hour Her Power” Women Making an Impact campaign. This is the inaugural year for the campaign which benefits Dress for Success Lackawanna.

“The Your Hour Her Power campaign is built on lifting women up and recognizing their achievements,” said Mary Ann Iezzi, Executive Director. “Women play an important role in the economy there is a ripple effect that occurs when women are supported and have the ability to become active members of their community.”

The “Your Hour Her Power” campaign continues through the month of March and will close with a special event in April honoring ten remarkable women throughout the organizations six county footprint. 

“We have some extraordinary women in our community and the event gives us the opportunity celebrate all the wonderful things they have accomplished along with the impact they have in their communities,” Iezzi said. 

All proceeds raised go to Dress for Success Lackawanna supporting the agencies programs helping women secure employment and achieve economic independence.

Dress for Success Lackawanna is very grateful for all the community support and would like to acknowledge the sponsors of the campaign:

  • Presenting Sponsor: NBT Bank
  • Sponsors: Bluelefante, The Hawk Family Foundation, Weinberg Foundation, Lackawanna Medical Group, Scranton Area Community Foundation, Women In Philanthropy, Wayne County Community Foundation
  • Honoree Sponsors: NBT Bank, McGrail Merkel Quinn PC, FNCB Bank, LMG Cosmetics, NET Bank, AAA North Penn, Wayne Memorial Health System, The Honesdale National Bank, The University of Scranton, The Wright Center, Friends of Sandra Lamanna
  • Media Sponsors: WNEP, Adams Outdoor, King Outdoor and Lamar Advertising

The Woman Making an Impact Honorees:

  • Amanda Grippo, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner:  LMG Cosmetics                            
  • Bethany Fine, Director of Human Resources:  Wayne Memorial Health System                    
  • Cindy Smaniotto, Chief Human Resources Officer:  NBT Bank                      
  • Dr. Sandra Lamanna: School Psychologist                            
  • Julie Schumacher Cohen, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement & Government Affairs: The University of Scranton                
  • Kate Bryant, SVP, CFO:  The Honesdale National Bank                    
  • Margaret McCormick, Chief Financial Officer:  AAA North Penn                  
  • Mary Griffin Cummings, Executive Vice President and General Counsel:  FNCB Bank              
  • Mary Rapach, Member Service Center Manager:  NET Credit Union                         
  • Stephanie Mihal, Partner:  McGrail Merkel Quinn, PC      

Event Details: hybrid event (in-person & virtual option)

  • More details on the event can be found at https://IMPACT22.givesmart.com.
  • What: “Women Making an Impact”
  • Location: Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
  • Date:  Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Time:  5:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
  • Ticket cost:  $50.00