Let’s Make It Happen
The Social Justice Center at FIT is developing, offering, and expanding an array of programs that will nurture and support BIPOC individuals through the career lifecycle of the creative industries—from precollege to the executive level.
The Fashion Institute of Technology is proud to establish the SJC at FIT with the following founding partners, who have committed $1 million through their respective foundations:
PVH is one of the world’s largest and most admired fashion companies, connecting with consumers in over 40 countries. Its global iconic brands include Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. The company’s 140-year history is built on the strength of its brands, its team, and its commitment to drive fashion forward for good.
Capri Holdings Limited
Capri Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style, and craftsmanship. Its brands—Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors— cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear, and a full line of fragrance products. The company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA.
Tapestry is a global house of brands that unites the magic of Coach, kate spade new york, and Stuart Weitzman. Each of the company’s brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. The collective strengths of Tapestry’s brands are used to move their customers and empower their communities, to make the fashion industry more sustainable, and to build a company that’s equitable, inclusive, and diverse. Individually, Tapestry’s brands are iconic. Together, they can stretch what’s possible.
The SJC Scholarship Fund, which already has reached more than $1.5 million in contributions, has been established thanks to the initial gift made by G-III Apparel Group.
G-III Apparel Group
G-III designs, sources, and markets apparel and accessories under owned, licensed, and private label brands. G-III’s substantial portfolio of more than 30 licensed and proprietary brands is anchored by five global power brands: DKNY, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Karl Lagerfeld Paris. G-III’s owned brands include DKNY, Donna Karan, Vilebrequin, G.H. Bass, Eliza J, Jessica Howard, Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Sonia Rykiel. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Vince Camuto, Levi’s and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and over 150 U.S. colleges and universities. G-III also distributes directly to consumers through its DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris and Vilebrequin stores and its digital channels for the DKNY, Donna Karan, Vilebrequin, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Andrew Marc, Wilsons Leather and G.H. Bass brands.
The following is among the growing list of donors and supporters:
Sammy and Nanci Aaron, Jacquie Aiche, Inc., Amsale Aberra LLC, Victor Herrero Amigo, Andy Lif Jewelry, Anita Ko Jewelry Inc., Anonymous, Nak Armstrong, Ashley Zhang Jewelry Inc., AZLEE, B & B Fine Gems, Sherry Baker and Mr. Gary Baker, Paul and Sara Bergman, Stephen H. Borkowski, Maya Brenner, Brent Neale, LLC, Briony Raymond New York, Dana Bronfman, Thomas Brosig, Neil Brown, Buddha Mama, California Community Foundation, Capri Holdings Limited, Pamela Carlton, Shawn Grain Carter, Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault, CNW Group Inc., Dana Rebecca Designs, David Alan Jewelry, Roberta Degnore, Rae Edie, EF Collection LLC, Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design, Emily P. Wheeler LLC, Eriness Inc., Marion Fasel, Alan Feller CPA, FFR Development LLC, Andrea Fohrman, The Fragrance Foundation, Gilbert Fuchsberg, G-III Apparel Group Ltd., Danielle Gadi, Liebe Gamble, Gems and Tonic LLC, Caroline Glemann, Lauren Godfrey, Morris Goldfarb, Stacey and Jeffrey Goldfarb, Grace Lee Designs Inc., Happy Isles LLC, Mateo Harris, Jay Hartington, Hilco Merchant Resources LLC, Margery Hirschey, IHPR, Maria Jacobs, Jamie Wolf Jewelry, Jennie Kwon Designs, Spinelli Kilcollin, Robert Kingyens, Nicole Landaw, Neil Lane, Last Word Communication, Jesse M. Lazowski, Levi Strauss & Company, Lizzie Mandler Fine Jewelry, M. Flynn Studio Inc., M. Spalten Fine Jewelry, Marla Aaron Jewelry, Meg Margjeka, Margo Siegel Public Relations Inc., Yvonne Markowitz, Mayfair Rocks, Melissa Kaye Jewelry, Michelle Fantaci Jewelry, Leslie Berman Mintz, Randi Molofsky, Ruth Morentz, Muse Imports LTD, N. Zaidens Co. Inc., Niveet Nagpal, Bruce and Nancy Newburg, Jeanette Nostra, Maria Ochoa, Dr. Amelia and Mr. Adebayo Ogunlesi, The Other Jewelry Company LLC DBA NSR, Lauren L. Painter, Pamela Huizenga Jewelry, Kari S. Phillips, Laura and John Pomerantz, PRADA Inc., Precious & Rare Pieces Corp., Prestige Luxury Group LLC, Prounis, PVH Corporation, Jason Raish, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Reservoir, Retrouvai, Robert L. Johnson Companies, Nina Runsdorf, Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation, Suzanne Salomon, Sarah Hendler Fine Jewelry, Kelly E. Seltmann, Sheffield & Kearney LTD, The Shulamit’s Hope Foundation Inc., Sidney Garber Jewelers Inc., Jenny Siscovick, SJS Designs Inc., Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry, Sorellina LLC, Tap Studio Inc., Tapestry Inc., Target Corporation, Olivia A. Taylor, Evelyn Truax, Ellen Meek Tweedy and David Tweedy, Twist, Ursa Major Jewelry, Sujatha Vempaty, Walters Faith LLC, Cathy Waterman, Wells Fargo, Richard and Karen White, Zoe Chicco Inc.