The New Albany Women's Network raised $17,800 for Directions for Youth & Families at its annual fashion show fundraiser March 20.

The New Albany Women's Network raised $17,800 for Directions for Youth & Families at its annual fashion show fundraiser March 20.

The event, held at the New Albany Country Club, benefited Directions' My Best Self, a teen pregnancy prevention program that offers services to high-risk boys and girls ages 11 to 18.

The $17,800 marked the largest amount the fashion show has raised in its 11 years and the 180 tickets sold also gave it the highest attendance.

Last year, NAWN raised more than $10,000 for the Neighborhood Nest, a local organization that helps disadvantaged children, families and adults become self-sufficient.

For more information about NAWN, visit the organization's website at www.nawn.org.

Gail Martineau