There is only one place where you will find the future 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 events and programming 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.


As a member of the FIT Circle, you will have exclusive access to an exciting lineup of events and programs, including:

Curated Salons, Programs, and Panels

As an FIT Circle 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 members-only events at the Art and Design Gallery, as well as attending exclusive openings at The Museum at FIT.

Art and Design Gallery Experiences

Members have access to exhibition openings in the Art and Design Gallery at FIT that showcase unconventional and thought-provoking student, faculty, alumni, and outside artist curations. Exhibition openings are highly anticipated events that are often attended by industry leaders, influencers, and celebrities.

Sustainability Programming

Join FIT leaders and influencers in sustainability for thought-provoking programming and events such as panel discussions, fireside chats, salons, and Sustainability Awareness Week. FIT Circle members will also gain access to special events like VIP cocktails, hosted by influential sustainable business practitioners in innovative settings, and have the opportunity to see FIT’s students bring sustainability to life like never before. Members will also enjoy tickets to the Annual FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference.

FIT Student Fashion Shows

FIT Circle members enjoy VIP access to fashion shows presented by FIT. These events separately showcase innovative designs from BFA and MFA students, who will be the future industry leaders of the creative industries. FIT students elevate fashion to new and astounding heights in these remarkable must-attend events.

FIT Annual Awards Programs

FIT Circle members gain access to the FIT Awards Programs, which have traditionally been some of New York City’s most sought after awards events, like the FIT Annual Awards Gala and the Annual Museum at FIT’s Couture Council Luncheon, which consistently raises millions to benefit students, and honoring some of the fashion industry’s leading luminaries. In addition to prominent alumni and FIT friends, these events bring influencers, celebrities, high net worth individuals, fashion brands and corporations together to celebrate leaders in the creative industries.

"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, Fashion Institute of Technology


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

FIT Circle Individual Membership

FIT Alumni & Family Membership | $250

  • Recognition on FIT Circle Website and Select FIT Circle Communications Channels
  • FIT Circle Member Gift
  • Exclusive Access to FIT Programming, Industry Panels, and Speaker Events at FIT

*Benefits are for one individual

Individual Membership | $500

  • Recognition on FIT Circle Website and Select FIT Circle Communications Channels
  • FIT Circle Member Gift
  • Exclusive Access to FIT Programming, Industry Panels, and Speaker Events at FIT

*Benefits are for one individual

Individual Membership | $1,000

All benefits of the previous level, PLUS:
  • Invitation to Annual FIT Circle Reception Event hosted by FIT President and Foundation Board
  • Access to All Museum at FIT Exhibition Openings
  • Access to Events and Receptions at FIT Art and Design Gallery

* Benefits are for one individual

Individual Membership | $5,000

All benefits of the previous levels, PLUS:
  • Access to Art and Design Gallery Exhibitions and Openings
  • Curated Tour of Special Collection and College Archive at FIT
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of FIT Future of Fashion Showcase
  • Tickets to FIT Sustainability Conference
  • Invitation to Sustainability Conference VIP Reception
  • FIT Student Runway Event Tickets
  • One Ticket to the FIT Gala

* Benefits are for one individual

Sponsorship | $20,000

All benefits of the previous levels, PLUS:

  • Five Tickets to the FIT Gala

* Benefits are for 5 people

Sponsorship | $50,000

All benefits of the previous levels, PLUS:
  • One Table at the FIT Gala (10 seats)
  • Invitation to Sustainability VIP Reception
  • Curation of FIT Sustainability Conference Programming (Salon, Panel, Moderation)
  • Logo Placement on Select FIT Foundation Events
  • Two Tickets to the Museum at FIT Couture Council Luncheon
  • Discount Event Space Rental at FIT

* Benefits are for 10 people

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 at

2024 FIT Circle Partners


Individual Contributors

  • Lisa Amato
  • Richard Anderman
  • Abbey Doneger
  • Karen Eckhoff
  • Gabrielle Fialkoff
  • Helen Gaudette
  • Robert Jaye
  • Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan
  • Allison Langan
  • Laurence C. Leeds, Jr.
  • Carolina Lizama
  • Sazeeda Rahman
  • Jack and Donna Sennott
  • Kristen Tamas
  • Murat Tosunoglu
  • Desiree Watson
  • Zoey Zhang


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:


Behind the Scenes at FIT’s 2023 Future of Fashion Runway Show

FIT Graduates Show Us That The Future Of Fashion Is Bright

Inside the FIT Annual Awards Gala With Michael Kors, Serena Williams, and Aerin Lauder

The Fashion Institute of Technology Will Open a Social Justice Center

EXCLUSIVE: Amber Valletta, Gelila Bekele, More at FIT’s Sustainability Event

amNY Weekender: 7 things to do in New York City

FIT Hosted Its First-Ever Sustainability Awards

FIT’s Sustainability Awards return with special guest events


You can also help by sharing the FIT Circle with more visionaries like you!

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