ascena has a passion to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. This difference is captured in our core purpose: Making People Feel Good About Themselves.  
  An emergency assistance fund (funded by associates & designed for associates) that allows our associates to apply for a grant of up to $1,500.  
  Each brand or shared service will match time and/or monetary contributions up to $500 per qualified associate each fiscal year.  
  Partnering with The American Red Cross or similar organization to help those in need. ascena may also provide partners with brand gift cards.  
  A scholarship program for children or legal dependents of ascena associates.  
  Honors a woman who has exemplified outstanding leadership in the area of Women/Children's Empowerment.