THE BEST INVESTMENT IN FASHION, TECH, AND INNOVATION YOU WILL EVER MAKE.

WELCOME TO THE FIT CIRCLE

There is only one place where you will find the future of the new creative economy of fashion, tech and innovation flourishing . That place is FIT. You can be an exclusive investor in this future by becoming a member of the FIT Circle, a select group of donors and partners supporting the initiatives that make FIT and its students the driving force of the creative industries and the changemakers that will fuel a new economy.

With your investment, you will enjoy an incredible collection of virtual, hybrid and in-person events that allow you to collaborate, network and expand your brand (both personal and corporate) with some of the most influential leaders in the fashion, tech, and innovation spaces.

Just like FIT, the FIT Circle is an unconventional approach to investment, and one that will pay off for you, your company and the future of the creative industries.

FIT PROGRAMMING

As a member of the FIT Circle, you will have exclusive sponsor status across an exciting lineup of events and programs we have planned this year, including:

Curated Salons, Programs and Panels

As an FIT Circle or Friends of FIT member, you will enjoy private tours, meet and greets, behind-the-scenes experiences, and presentations by FIT faculty and industry leaders. Participate in salon-style events like FIT’s Faces and Places lecture series and FIT Authors Talks. Experience insider-only views of FIT’s Special Collections and College Archives and member-only events at the Art and Design Gallery, as well as attending exclusive openings at The Museum at FIT.

Intimate Dinners and Experiential Events

Members will have exclusive access to curated and intimate dinner experiences with notable industry leaders, influencers, celebrities and FIT donors. Examples of events include a private dinner and tour of prolific art collectors, cocktail receptions hosted by industry leaders and curated dinners in unique venues throughout New York.

Sustainability VIP Experience and Event

March 28, 2023

Join FIT and leaders and influencers in sustainability as we celebrate circular fashion through curated pop-up shopping featuring some of the biggest names in luxury fashion. Enjoy cocktails and bites in an innovative setting, and see FIT’s students bring sustainability to life like never before. Circle Members will gain access to the event as well as a private VIP experience hosted by FIT’s Sustainability Ambassador, Amber Valletta. Members will also enjoy tickets to the Annual FIT Sustainable Business and Design conference.

FIT Entrepreneurship Summit

March 21, 2023

This spring, leading entrepreneurs and industry experts in the FIT community will convene to share their startup stories and give advice to aspiring business owners. This summit will be held both in person and virtually on March 21, 2023 at FIT. The 2023 Entrepreneurship Summit is the first-ever in-person event of this type at FIT. Industry-leading executives and self-made entrepreneurs will headline the Entrepreneurship Summit. Attendees will be treated to intimate panel sessions guaranteed to inspire conversation and collaboration as prominent alumni lead thought-provoking discussions.

The Future of Fashion Show and Celebration

May 10, 2023

Join us at the Future of Fashion, presented by Macy’s, our annual graduating student runway show, as FIT honors these leaders of the new creative economy and celebrates the future of fashion design. Circle members will enjoy exclusive VIP access and seating for 10, getting to see the designers who will take fashion to its next level. It is guaranteed to be a must-attend event.

"FIT is committed to lead the creative industries worldwide with socially conscious solutions that leverage innovation and entrepreneurial drive to have a positive impact on the world."

Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, FIT

JOIN THE FIT CIRCLE

By joining the FIT Circle today, you will have access to valuable benefits through the upcoming year, such as:

FIT Circle Individual Membership | $5,000

  • Recognition as a founding member of the FIT Circle

Exclusive Access to the following FIT-curated programming*

  • Tour of the Special Collections and College Archive at FIT
  • Tour of the archives at The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
  • Invitations to two MFIT exhibition openings:
    • Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style, February 2023
    • Food and Fashion, September 2023
  • Faces and Places in Fashion salon access
  • Tour of Art and Design Gallery exhibition, Spring 2023
  • Future of Fashion runway show garment tour, May 2023

*All FIT-curated programming includes one VIP pass for FIT Circle members to bring a guest

Exclusive Event Access

Access to select intimate dinners and events, as well as curated salons and panels

  • Innovation in Sustainability event, hosted by Amber Valletta, March 2023 (one ticket)
  • FIT Sustainability Conference, March 2023 (one ticket)
  • Future of Fashion runway event, May 10, 2023 (one ticket)
  • FIT Circle connecting event, hosted by President Joyce F. Brown and the FIT Board of Trustees
  • Art curation dinner and tour of a private collection

FIT Circle Corporate Membership | $50,000

  • Recognition as a member of the FIT Circle in all collateral materials
  • Logo placement on FIT Foundation events from winter 2022 through fall 2023

Exclusive Access to the following FIT curated programming

  • Tour of the Special Collections and College Archive at FIT
  • Tour of the archives at The Museum at FIT
  • Invitations to two MFIT exhibition openings:
    • Fresh Fly and Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style, February 2023
    • Food and Fashion, September 2023
  • Faces and Places in Fashion salon access
  • Tour of Art and Design Gallery exhibition, Spring 2023
  • Future of Fashion runway show garment tour, May 2023

Exclusive Dinner and Salon Access

Access to select intimate dinners and events as well as curated salons and panels

  • Innovation in Sustainability event, hosted by Amber Valletta, March 2023, (5 tickets)
  • FIT Sustainability Conference, March 2023 (5 tickets)
  • Future of Fashion runway event, May 10, 2023, (VIP access for 10 people)
  • Art curation dinner and tour of a private collection

Programming Participation

  • Opportunity to participate as a thought leader or speaker at one of the following events:
    • Sustainable Business and Design Conference, Entrepreneurship Summit, or Faces and Places in Fashion

I'm ready to be a part of FIT Circle

To be recognized as a member of the FIT Circle with a gift, please fill out the above form or contact Melanie Copple, Director of Strategic Philanthropy for the FIT Foundation, at melanie_copple@fitnyc.edu.

2022 FIT Circle Partners

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PHILANTHROPIC IMPACT

Your gift helps the FIT Foundation support impactful initiatives like: the Social Justice Center, Sustainability programs and initiatives, the Scholarship Fund, and the Innovation Fund.

Donors, students, faculty and business partners are collaborating to make a real impact with projects like these:

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