Dress For Success Celebrates 25th Anniversary

This year marks Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary! We are excited to mark this occasion and reflect on the incredible impact we have made with your support, empowering women to achieve personal and professional success and economic self-reliance.

We invite you to join us in commemorating this special milestone. The event will be held:

Thursday, May 16th from 6pm-8pm at

The Anthracite Center, 41 North Main Street, Carbondale.

Our anniversary celebration will be a momentous occasion as we will recognize the honorees from our 2024 Women Making An Impact campaign, the achievements of the women we have served, showcase success stories, and highlight the transformative work of Dress for Success Lackawanna over the past 25 years.

We have developed a range of sponsorship packages to offer you visibility and recognition for your support at our anniversary celebration. Raffle basket donations will also be appreciated. Your sponsorship for Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary celebration will not only demonstrate your commitment to empowering women but will also align your company with a cause that makes a tangible difference in the lives of women throughout Lackawanna, Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at 570-941-0339 or email lackawanna@dressforsuccess.org. Sponsorships should be made by Tuesday, April 30th, 2024. We appreciate your consideration and support in making Dress for Success Lackawanna’s 25th Anniversary event a memorable and impactful occasion.

Dress for Success Lackawanna to Hold Second Annual “Women Making an Impact”

Please join Dress for Success Lackawanna as they celebrate inspirational women in northeastern Pennsylvania community during the 2023 campaign for Women’s History Month. Women Making An Impact is the 2nd annual event that honors women in the community who lead, educate, and influence others by making a positive impact within their company or organization. Show your recognition and support by sponsoring a woman you know who is making an impact.

Each day during the month of March, Dress for Success Lackawanna will be highlighting an impactful woman from the counties we serve: Lackawanna, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike & Monroe counties. Honorees will be featured in social media [and billboard promotion] and will be honored at the 2nd Annual Women Making An Impact event to be held on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

To purchase tickets or for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or to nominate and sponsor the woman you want to recognize as making an impact in your company or community, please visit https://bit.ly/WMAI2023.

Dress for Success Lackawanna Women Making an Impact Campaign

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