Within ascena, there is a rich history of charitable giving. This history is especially evident within each of our brands. Underneath ascena's philanthropic framework of Empowering Women and Children To Be Their Best, each brand and shared service group has their own giving philosophy that is specifically geared to their business. As much as possible, brands and the SSG will identify charitable giving efforts that support our mission of women and children's empowerment issues.

Across the brands and SSG, you'll find support for great programs like children's hospitals, American Cancer Society, Dress for Success…the list goes on.

If there is a charitable request, it should be directed first to the brand or SSG. In some instances, we may determine that the request is something that should be handled by all of ascena.

  Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is committed to philanthropic giving (financial or in-kind) to organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. It is our policy in all philanthropic efforts to evaluate and ensure that no recipient organizations have any policy of discrimination, written or otherwise. All recipient organizations to whom we give are expected to follow these principles in their philanthropic efforts.  
Sue Ross  

EVP of Human Resources

Phone:   218.491.2110