One Million Degrees

Brooks Brothers and One Million Degrees Suit Up Low-Income Community College Students for Success

Guests Will Save Big on Brooks Brothers Clothing While Supporting a Great Cause


Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2014 -- One Million Degrees (OMD) announces its fifth annual Suited for Success, a ground-breaking event designed to provide high-quality, interview-worthy clothing to low-income, highly motivated community college students who will soon be entering the professional world.

Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer will host a shopping event in support of One Million Degrees and its Suited for Success program. Brooks Brothers, a longtime supporter of One Million Degrees, once again will generously be providing new business apparel to 110 OMD Scholars in addition to facilitating wardrobe workshops for scholars around dressing for success and caring for professional clothing.

“Brooks Brothers is proud to support the scholars of One Million Degrees,” said Emilie Antonetti, Vice President & Managing Director of Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation. “Our company has outfitted successful men and women for decades and we are thrilled to provide these community college students with the tools and apparel they need to help them succeed in the workforce.”

The event will be held at the Brooks Brothers store at The Rookery on Tuesday, December 9th from 5pm – 8pm. Brooks Brothers will be offering complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and guests can enjoy a 15% savings on Brooks Brothers purchases made during the event. 10% of the evening’s net sales will be donated to One Million Degrees.

In conjunction with the Suited for Success event, a program featuring Brooks Brothers leadership, OMD Leadership, and OMD Scholars will begin at 6pm. OMD Scholars and Alumni will share with guests how the generosity of Brooks Brothers has impacted them on their paths to the professional world.

About One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated, community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life. From tutors and coaches, to professional development training and financial aid, One Million Degrees provides our scholars with supports that are critical to their success in the classroom and beyond. If you would like to support or learn more about One Million Degrees, please contact:

One Million Degrees
226 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60606
312-920-9605 or Fax 312-920-9607

About Brooks Brothers
As America's oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers has long been a fashion innovator. Established in 1818, Brooks Brothers was the first to offer ready-to-wear clothing and has continued throughout history with iconic product introductions including: seersucker, madras, the non-iron shirt and the original button-down collar. Nearly two centuries later, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values and to be the destination for ladies and gentlemen from every generation. Since its founding 196 years ago in New York, Brooks Brothers has become a legendary international retailer while maintaining a steadfast commitment to exceptional service, quality, style and value.

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About Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation
Established in 2007, The Golden Fleece Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Since its founding, it has sought to foster one of Brooks Brother’s core values: relationships. Support of our efforts is primarily provided through the generosity and dedication of our customers, associates and corporate partners. These relationships are leveraged in a way that results in mutually coming together in support of common causes relevant to the mission of our Golden Fleece Foundation and to our internal culture of caring.

The Golden Fleece Foundation is dedicated to developing broad-based alignments of fundraising efforts to make a significant difference, and deliver the combined efforts of our charitable events and drives to the most in-need causes. We are committed to making a difference to those in need in our immediate neighborhoods as well as around the world.