SUMMIT, NJ - Supporting an organization that supports the ability for women to be financially independent -- and in honor of International Women's Day -- the Kent Place Upper School club 'Girls Learning and Making a Difference' (GLAM’D) held a fashion show fundraiser entitled “Say Yes to Success” which raised $1,000 for Dress for Success.

The event also generated quadruple the number -- compared to 2016 totals -- of suits, clothes, jewelry, handbags and shoes donated. Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization that has “empowered more than 900,000 women worldwide to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”

Representatives and participants from Dress for Success were in attendance and spoke about the organization, and Kent Place students modeled business attire during the fashion show.

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“In October for International Day of the Girl, GLAM'D discussed the need for change to better protect female rights,” said Kent Place senior and GLAM’D co-president Sima Parekh. “At this event, we started making that change. ‘Say Yes To Success’ was dedicated to women who might feel like their time to shine is over, but everyone deserves a future and everyone deserves a fight. The fashion show highlighted the beauty of successful women.”

“Sima and I were so excited and deeply moved to see so many members of our community come together to support such a phenomenal cause,” added Kent Place senior and GLAM’D co-president Julia Cozine. “We wanted to show our peers at Kent Place, a school that strives to create brave and brilliant girls who will be the leaders of tomorrow, the power and impact that individuals can have when they unite for one common goal.

Diversity Recruitment Event Set for March 29

Kent Place is inviting new and seasoned educators and staff of diverse and under-represented backgrounds to its annual Diversity Recruitment Event March 29, from 5 - 7  p.m. in the Great Room of the Kent Place Upper School. 

Attendees will learn what it is like to work at an independent school, openings for the coming year. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators will be available to speak and answer questions.

For further information and to register for the event, please visit kentplace.org/diversityevents by March 27. Event details are also available in Chinese and Spanish.

Kent Place School is located at 42 Norwood Avenue.