Dress for Success

Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to offer members philanthropy and service opportunities with Dress for Success® through the Sorority’s National Philanthropy, the Women’s Wellness Initiative.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women 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. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 160 cities in 27 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 1 million women work towards self-sufficiency.

By volunteering with and raising money for local Dress for Success affiliates, members serve their communities in a way that directly correlates to Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision of empowering women to excel in life.

Why Dress for Success and Alpha Sigma Tau?

Alpha Sigma Tau and Dress for Success are both committed to empowering women to thrive in work and life. Both organizations are dedicated to building positive networks of support for women, treating others with dignity and respect, and equipping women to strengthen their lives and shape their communities.

AΣTs in action with Dress for Success

Psi/James Madison

raised more than $3,300 for Dress for Success during their Women’s Wellness Month.

Baltimore Alumnae

hosted Prom Giveaway with their local affiliate and outfitted teens with dresses and accessories for prom.

Beta Upsilon/NJIT

volunteers at their local Dress for Success affiliate by steaming and organizing clothes.

National Organization

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, spoke to Sisters attending 42nd National Convention.

Beta Eta/SIUE

volunteers and raises money for Dress for Success Midwest.

Buffalo Alumnae

invited Dress for Success Buffalo to speak and connect with members during Founders Day.

In November 2020, Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon sat down with Alpha Sigma Tau National President Jamie Jones Miller to discuss women in leadership and pivoting a global non-profit organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch or listen to their conversation here.

Get Involved with Dress for Success

Individual members, chapters, or groups of members can get started right away! Much like you would do with any philanthropy and service project, the first step is to reach out. Find a Dress for Success affiliate near you and ask them to share with you their service opportunities and upcoming needs. Then, start planning your projects.

Empower women in your community! Get together with your chapter or Sisters near you to volunteer and raise funds for Dress for Success.


Please contact Angie Bong, Associate Executive Director of Member Services, at abong@alphasigmatau.org.

Empowering Women to Excel in Life

Alpha Sigma Tau is committed to helping all women become the best versions of themselves through our Women’s Wellness Initiative.

Closing the Gender Gap in Technology

Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to also have a partnership with Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.