Suited for Success Inc.
4557 NW 23rd
Oklahoma City OK 73127
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement
Our mission at Suited for Success is to help women achieve self-sufficiency by providing professional clothing and career development services. Our services, available to clients at no charge, empower women to find and keep jobs that provide them with economic independence.
Contact Information
Contact Name Susan Walton
Contact email
Address 4557 NW 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Phone (405) 521-1089
Fax 405-948-0272
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address PO Box 32258
Oklahoma City OK 73123
Alternate Phone 405 833-9217
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Cash Donations
To make monetary donations please mail checks to PO Box 32258, Oklahoma City, OK  73123 or use PayPal on our website. 
Clothing Donations
Donations of clothing are the lifeblood of Suited for Success. We would love your contribution, but please read the guidelines below prior to making your donation. Thank you!

Before donating clothing, ask yourself:
“Would I wear this outfit to an interview or to work tomorrow?”

Special Requirements:
All items must be on hangers, in style, in season, clean, no stains or tears, and pressed.
    Types of Clothing Accepted:
    • New or gently worn, and not more than 5 years old or a classic/conservative style
    • Suits, Dresses, Pantsuits, Blouses, Skirts, & Pants
    • Shoes, Purses, Briefcases, Jewelry, and Scarves
    • New Panty Hose in conservative shades and all sizes
    • We accept all sizes: Misses, Petite, Junior, Plus Size, and Tall
    • We always have a need for sizes 16 and above
    Types of Clothing NOT Accepted:
    • Clothing in trash or plastic bags
    • Used cosmetics, undergarments or hosiery.
    Scheduled Drop-off Time:
    Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  
    We are actively seeking volunteers to help us. Here are just a few ways you can become involved!
    • Personal Shopper, working one-on-one with a woman to find the appropriate interview ensemble.
    • Sorters, helping to sort and to arrange the beautiful clothing donated to Suited For Success.
    • Clerical volunteers, performing basic office functions.
    • Fundraising volunteer, helping to raise necessary donations and grants.
    • Workshop instructors on employment related skills. 
    For more information on volunteer opportunities, click here.
    Financial Summary
    Projected Revenue $113,900.00
    Projected Expenses $112,956.00
    History and Background
    Former Names
    Year Founded 1995
    IRS Ruling Year 1996
    State Registration Expiration May 2020
    Our mission at Suited for Success is to help women achieve self-sufficiency by providing professional clothing and career development services. Our services, available to clients at no charge, empower women to find and keep jobs that provide them with economic independence.
    Background Suited For Success provides professional clothing and career development services to low-income women who have completed a job training or job readiness program and are actively seeking employment. We feel that our services empower our clients to successfully obtain and maintain employment thus ensuring their economic independence. Our services are available to our clients at no charge.

    Clients are referred by a number of social service agencies and job readiness programs. Our clients range in age from 18 to 65; many entering the job market for the first time; 95% are single mothers, many of whom have been abused, and many come from area shelters. We have recently opened our doors to those coming out of programs of the criminal justice system.

    Almost all of our clients report incomes of less than $10,000. The need for our services is apparent and Suited For Success is the only organization in the central Oklahoma region providing these services.

    To successfully obtain and maintain employment, our clients must present a professional and confident image at the interview and on the job. Appropriate interview attire builds confidence, which allows the woman to present herself as professional, assured, and employable. We try to address the “Catch-22” syndrome—-If a woman does not have a job she cannot afford career clothing. Yet, without appropriate attire for an interview, she cannot get a job.

    Suited For Success is dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged women secure and retain employment. Our goal is to provide women with free business attire and give them the opportunity to attend career development workshops to increase their interpersonal skills in a business context.
    1. We added 5 new referral partners
    2. We served 20 women affected by the May storms.
    3. We were recognized as a Program Making a Difference by the Journal Record during the Woman of the Year Gala.
    Area Served
    Area Served
    Geographic Area Served
    Central Oklahoma
    Central Oklahoma
    Service Categories
    Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Vocational Counseling/ Guidance/Testing
    Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Personal Social Services
    Description A woman without a job cannot afford career clothing. And without career clothing, a woman is unlikely to get a job. Suited for Success helps our clients break this cycle by preparing them to present a professional and confident image during the interview and on the job. We provide women with a personal shopping experience with volunteers to assist them in selecting career clothing in our Suited store, such as gently worn business suits and accessories. We help women find professional attire that enables them to feel professional, self-confident and employable.

    The cycle of poverty and unemployment that often repeats over several generations, is an even more important cycle to break. By helping women find and keep employment, we break the cycle of dependence on government assistance for themselves and their children. Our clients become positive examples of self-sufficiency for their children.
    Population Served Females Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Susan Walton
    Start Date Aug 1997
    Number of Full-time Staff 0
    Number of Part-time Staff 4
    Number of Contract Staff 0
    Number of Volunteers 20
    Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
    Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
    Management reports to board? Yes
    Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 1
    Caucasian 2
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Staff Demographics - Gender
    Female 4
    Organizational Plans
    Fundraising Plan Under Development
    Communication Plan Under Development
    Strategic Plan Under Development
    Management Succession Plan Under Development
    Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
    Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2009
    Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2013
    COVA - Central Oklahoma Administrators2013
    The Women's Alliance2013
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
    Board Chair
    Name Ms Reign Karpe
    Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance
    Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2020
    Board of Directors
    List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
    Board of Directors List
    Jamie BeamState Farm InsuranceVoting
    Pilar CipolloneVoting
    Kristi ColclasureVoting
    Carol HagerVoting
    Tiffany JedlickaVoting
    Reign KarpeVoting
    Bansari MehtaVoting
    Andrew NolandVoting
    Carla PonceVoting
    Trent VaughnOklahoma Educators Credit UnionVoting
    Mucki WrightCommunity VolunteerVoting
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 1
    Caucasian 7
    Hispanic/Latino 2
    Other 1 Indian
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 2
    Female 9
    Board Term Lengths 3 years
    Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
    Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
    Board Orientation Yes
    Constituency Includes Client Representation No
    Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
    Current Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
    Current Year Budgeted Total Income $113,900
    Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $112,956
    Financial Documents
    IRS Letter of Determination
    Prior Three Years' Financial History
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$0$0$0
    Individual Contributions------
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$752$315$584
    Unrealized Gain/Loss$609$1,162($198)
    Membership Dues$200----
    Special Events$28,851$20,597--
    Revenue In-Kind------
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Program Expense$259,450$256,633$234,940
    Administration Expense$6,329$987$5,804
    Fundraising Expense------
    Payments to Affiliates$265,779----
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.951.06
    Program Expense/Total Expenses98%100%98%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Total Assets$165,551$151,655$166,214
    Current Assets$71,835$73,867$73,668
    Long-Term Liabilities------
    Current Liabilities$6,241$6,869$8,767
    Total Net Assets$159,310$144,786$157,447
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.5110.758.40
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Funding Sources
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $214,004Contributions $188,176Contributions $200,755
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $34,730Earned Revenue $33,552Earned Revenue $38,601
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $28,851Special Events $20,597Special Events $14,810
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
    Comments on Financials
    Foundation Staff Comments

    All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

    Note 1:  In fiscal year 2018, a prior period adjustment was made for $1,157.  It is noted as "Other" on the income statement.  So, the net assets will roll-forward properly.
    Note 2:  In fiscal year 2017 & 2016, there was changes in the net assets in the amount of $1,157 and ($146), respectively.  It is also noted as "Other" in the income statement.   Refer to Schedule O. 

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    The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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    Address 4557 NW 23rd
    Oklahoma City, OK 73127
    Primary Phone 405 521-1089
    CEO/Executive Director Susan Walton
    Board Chair Ms Reign Karpe
    Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance