DSW Awards Non-Profit Organization Autism Speaks Grant Money from Social Media Contest

DSW Awards Non-Profit Organization Autism Speaks Grant Money from Social Media

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), the
leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, continues and commits to
give back to the community through its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark

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After tallying online votes from shoe lovers all over the world, DSW awarded
the designated $75,000 grant to Autism Speaks. DSW Associate Kenneth Alumbaugh
from Leander, Texas nominated Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks has grown into the
world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding
research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism;
increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the
needs of individuals with autism and their families.

DSW Shoe Lover associates nominated nearly 200 non-profit organizations that
they are most passionate about, to have the opportunity to win a grant.
Finalists were selected by DSW and then presented via social media for public
voting. Voting wrapped up in late June 2013.

A check was presented on June 28, 2013 at the Autism Speaks headquarters in
New York City. Mike MacDonald, President & CEO, Holly Ross, Human Resource and
Philanthropic Manager and Kenneth Alumbaugh, Merchandise Manager were present
from DSW Inc.

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in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled
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DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers
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offers. Customers can also participate in a lively Shoe Lover community on
Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win
free shoes on Facebook each Tuesday during "Free Shoesday."

As of July 11, 2013, DSW operates 377 stores in 42 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com,
and a mobile website,http://m.dsw.com. DSW also supplies footwear to 347
leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. For
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