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Dress for Success Southern Nevada recognizes MGM Resorts International as Boutique Annual Sponsor for 2016

Sponsorship helps to expand operations, add necessary warehouse space

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LAS VEGAS (August 2, 2016) Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the local nonprofit that provides gently used professional clothing and career counseling services to empower women to achieve economic independence, celebrates its partnership with MGM Resorts International, which has been named a boutique annual sponsor for 2016. The Nevada-based global entertainment and hospitality company donated $10,000 to Dress for Success Southern Nevada to help maintain and expand the nonprofit’s boutique to serve more women in Southern Nevada.

The Dress for Success Southern Nevada boutique is where women are suited and prepare for the next steps of their career journey. In addition to housing the organization’s fashion showroom, which is the first space that visitors see, the boutique is where clients receive one-on-one styling for their free interview outfit and is also home to the career center, storage space and offices.

 
Thanks in part to the sponsorship of MGM Resorts International, Dress for Success Southern Nevada was able to expand its physical space with additional warehouse and meeting space located adjacent to its current boutique location.
 
“We are so grateful for the generous financial donation made by MGM Resorts International and for their ongoing commitment to bettering our local community,” said Paula Lawrence, executive director, Dress for Success Southern Nevada. “The boutique is more than just a space to showcase our beautiful collection of donated clothing, shoes and accessories; it’s also home to our one-on-one styling and suiting sessions, programs and services that inspire our clients and give them the boost of confidence they need. Through this partnership, MGM Resorts International will help us maintain our space to accommodate more suitings as well as increased space for storage of career-appropriate necessities, and enable us to run our operations more efficiently. It’s important that the boutique offers a warm, positive and clutter-free environment and we thank MGM Resorts International for supporting us to do just that and more.”
 
“We’re so proud to support this incredible organization,” said Tony Gladney, vice president of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts International. “The mission of Dress for Success Southern Nevada is one that our employees and company leaders strongly believe in. Helping women make a new start in the workforce is something that generates tremendous benefits not only for the individual but for our community as a whole.”
 
Dress for Success Southern Nevada provides professional clothing, career assistance, counseling and a network of support to women. Through referrals from more than 80 partnering agencies, Dress for Success Southern Nevada works closely with job-ready women and offers programs to help them find and retain employment. Taken together, Dress for Success Southern Nevada’s programs have served over 3,500 women since the inception of the affiliate in 2009.
 
About Dress for Success Southern Nevada
Founded in 2009, Dress for Success Southern Nevada is the local affiliate of the international non-profit 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. Dress for Success Southern Nevada has helped over 3,500 women work towards self-sufficiency in the Las Vegas valley through its various programs and provided more than 3,000 career outfits to qualifying women. In 2015, the organization suited more than 700 women in Southern Nevada, setting a record for the highest number of women assisted in a single year since the organization began. Visit
www.dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org for more information.
 
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is a FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Company. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

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