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Finn Partners Honored With Model of Excellence Award at Dress for Success' Annual Women Helping Women Benefit

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NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finn Partners, a Ruder Finn Group company, announced today it was honored by Dress for Success with the not-for-profit organization's Model of Excellence Award at its annual Women Helping Women benefit, held in New York City on Tuesday, December 6th. Celebrating the spirit of philanthropy, Dress for Success Worldwide is recognizing Finn Partners' invaluable pro-bono public relations and strategic communications counsel throughout a continuing partnership that has spanned the past three years.

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"Finn Partners has, indeed, been a true partner to Dress for Success for many years. Their sage and strategic counsel has aided us tremendously as we spread the message about the importance of empowering disadvantaged women towards self-sufficiency," said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. "In these challenging economic times, it is particularly important that women across the world know that there is a place where they can be empowered to successfully enter the workforce. Thanks in great part to the PR assistance of Finn Partners, Dress for Success is now recognized for giving women not only suits, but also the confidence and tools they need to become financially independent."

"We are very proud to partner with such a dynamic and impactful organization as Dress for Success," said Peter Finn, founding partner, Finn Partners. "We have a long history of working with women's organizations both in the US and abroad, and our work with Dress for Success continues to be a highlight of our philanthropic heritage. Receiving the Model of Excellence award is a true honor, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our support of Dress for Success' mission to empower the economic independence of disadvantaged women."

Dress for Success' Women Helping Women fundraising benefit was held at New York's Roosevelt Hotel and was presented by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, lia sophia, The Verizon Foundation and New York Life.

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 110 cities in 12 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 600,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

About Finn Partners

Finn Partners builds on the outstanding legacy of Ruder Finn while shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Our specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts and public and corporate affairs. Headquartered in New York City, the company has regional operations in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Jerusalem, and leverages international capabilities via Ruder Finn's global network of offices and affiliates. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.

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