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The First Annual Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards In NYC Oct. 23, 2014 Emceed By Soledad O'Brien
Honoring everyday heroes who help empower women and children.

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Roslyn S. Jaffe and Ascena Cares / Ascena Retail Group, Inc. 





Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards luncheon event honoring three "everyday heroes" who are making the world a better place for women and/or children in the areas of education, health, social reform, and self-esteem. This new annual awards program honors the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, who co-founded the first dressbarn store in 1962. For more information visit

$100,000 Grant Recipient:
Aza Nedhari, Executive Director and Co-Founder,
Mamatoto Village – Washington, D.C.

$25,000 Grant Recipient: 
Evainna Ross, Executive Director,
The Sparrow's Nest, Inc.(The Chosen 50) – Greensboro, NC

$25,000 Grant Recipient: 
Joy Bergfalk, Founder
The Coffee Connection / Project Empower – Rochester, NY 


The Roosevelt Hotel (Grand Ballroom), 45 East 45th Street, NYC


October 23, 2014 12p.m.-2p.m.                     



About Roslyn S. Jaffe
Roslyn S. Jaffe co-founded the first dressbarn store in 1962; currently she is Director Emeritus for Ascena Retail Group, Inc.  She is a true trailblazer, entrepreneur and long-time passionate advocate for women and children.

About Ascena Cares
Ascena is passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Ascena brands focus their charitable giving to the long-standing mission of supporting women and children empowerment issues.  And, through Ascena Cares, several funds were established to provide support directly to employees, their families and their communities. For more information visit

About Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women under the Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines brands; and for tween girls and boys, under the Justice and Brothers brands.  Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 4,000 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

For more information about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. and its brands, visit

Roslyn S. Jaffe and Soledad O'Brien


Roslyn S. Jaffe, Joy Bergfalk (grant winner), Founder of Project Empower and Executive Director of Coffee Connection, Aza Nedhari (grant winner), Executive Director and Co-Founder, Mamatoto Village - Washington, D.C., Evainna Ross (grant winner), Executive Director, The Sparrow's Nest, Inc. - Greensboro, NC, Soledad O'Brien


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