Alzheimer's Association Voted Winner of $75,000 Donation from DSW

      Alzheimer's Association Voted Winner of $75,000 Donation from DSW

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), the
leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has announced its winner in
its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program: the Alzheimer's Association,
based in Chicago, IL. This nonprofit organization was nominated by Patti
Gilligan, Director of Change Management at DSW, and its mission is to
eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide
and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of
dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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From June 6 through June 24, 2014, Shoe Lovers everywhere voted up to once per
day on to decide which organization they felt was most
deserving of the grant money. The other finalists included ASPCA, Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, Girls Inc. of
Orange County, LifeCare Alliance, and Stop Hunger Now.

On July 9, 2014, a check was presented to the Alzheimer's Association at their
headquarters in Chicago by Patti Gilligan alongside DSW CEO Mike MacDonald and
Manager of Community Relations Jonica Armstrong. Attendants from the
association included:

Harry Johns, President and CEO
Angela Timashenka Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer
Donna McCullough, Vice President, Mass Market & Corporate Development
Ruth Kolb Drew, Director of Family and Information Services
Jim Hammelev, Director, Corporate Initiatives
Ingrid Wells, Director, Cause Marketing

As an added bonus, the other 6 organizations that were nominated were
surprised with a donation of $5,000 each.

To see the presentation of the $75,000 check to the Alzheimer's Association,

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a
wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual, and athletic footwear
and accessories for women, men, and kids. As of July 22, 2014, DSW Inc.
operates 410 DSW stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto
Rico, and operates an ecommerce site,, and a mobile
website, DSW Inc. owns a 49.2% interest in Town Shoes
Limited. DSW Inc. also supplies footwear to 362 leased locations in the United
States under the Affiliated Business Group. For store locations and additional
information about DSW, visit

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Contact: Company: DSW Inc., Christina Cheng, Senior Director, Investor
Relations, (855) 893-5691; Media: Brinley Turner, (310) 804-9990
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