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DSW Continues to Give Back through its Shoe Lovers Care Philanthropic Platform

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer announced the company is donating a total of $110,000 in grants through its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program.  DSW associates have the opportunity to nominate non-profit organizations that make an impression on their lives.  Starting today, DSW encourages everyone to visit and vote for their favorite non-profit. Voters can cast a vote once per day through November 24, 2015. Finalists will receive $5,000 while the organization with the most number of votes will receive $75,000.

Vote for your favorite charity to win a donation from DSW's Leave Your Mark program today

"This is the fifth time for DSW's Leave Your Mark Campaign, and we have collaborated with thirty-one diverse non-profit organizations since we started the program. We are excited to raise awareness for eight new non-profit organizations this fall. We are thrilled to support the organizations our associations are passionate about, with the help of DSW's 23 million plus Rewards members and our highly engaged social media. Through Leave Your Mark, DSW is raising awareness for the causes that are important to our community while providing our selected non-profit organizations a wider platform for outreach and long term support," says Jonica N. Armstrong, Community Relations Manager for DSW.

Over 11,000 DSW associates nationwide were encouraged to nominate a local, regional or national cause dear to their hearts. After internally reviewing the applications, DSW has selected 2 local, 2 regional and 4 national finalists to compete for the $75,000 donation. The finalists are: Stonewall Columbus, Inc.; Fresno Bully Rescue; Dress for Success - Quad Cities; Ruling Our Experiences (ROX); American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America; National Diaper Bank Network Inc.; and The LustGarten Foundation.  To learn more about each organization and why each associate nominated the non-profit visit

About DSW Inc.

As of November 13, 2015, DSW operates 469 stores in 42 states and operates an ecommerce site,,  a mobile site,,  and an interactive mobile app. DSW also supplies footwear to 376 locations in the United States.

For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit  Follow DSW on Facebook at,  on Instagram at, and on Twitter at

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For further information: Kris Kraner, Public Relations,; Christina Cheng, Senior Director, Investor Relations,
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