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There is only one place that you will find the future of the new creative economy of fashion, technology and innovation flourishing. That place is FIT. Now, 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 change makers 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, and network with some of the most influencial 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 our future for years to come.

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 get to enjoy private tours, meet and greets, behind the scene experiences, and presentations by FIT faculty and industry leaders. Members will also receive exclusive access to emerging innovation from FIT, showcasing student and faculty breakthroughs like the sensory garment for breast cancer patients and toys for children with autism.


Intimate Dinner and Experiential Events

Select members will have exclusive access to a curated and intimate dinner experience with an award-winning chef and cocktails with notable influencers, celebrities, industry leaders and FIT donors.


Annual FIT Awards Gala - April 2022

Join us at the Annual FIT Awards Gala 2022 as we honor the visionaries who led us to national and international acclaim. The evening will also highlight luminaries leading the next generation of innovators in the new creative economy.


FIT Entrepreneurs Series

This spring, leading entrepreneurs and industry experts in the FIT community will convene to share their start-up stories and give advice to aspiring business owners. This series will be held in both New York and Los Angeles. Prominent FIT speakers from the past have included Norma Kamali, Dayna Isom Johnson, Douglas Hand, Rodney Hutton, Lara Eurdolian, Fern Mallis, and many others.



Social Justice Center at FIT

The Social Justice Center at FIT (SJC) is the first of its kind in higher education, established to alleviate the systemic problems faced by BIPOC youth, college students, and professionals. It will address holistically diverse issues and provide the support needed for BIPOC youth, college students, and professionals throughout the cycle of thier careers. 



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


FIT Circle Corporate Membership | $50,000

Recognition as a founding member of the FIT Circle

Logo placement on FIT Foundation events from holiday 2021 through summer 2022

• Logo placement on all communications, assets, and materials

Annual FIT Awards Gala Table

• Complimentary table and VIP benefits to the Annual FIT Awards Gala for yourself or an organization of up to 10 people

Spring Place Membership
• Community Membership for one year

Exclusive Dinner & Salon Access

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

Programming Participation

• Opportunity to contribute to and participate in event programming, panel discussions, and fireside chats


FIT Circle Individual Membership | $5,000

Recognition as a founding member of the FIT Circle

Tickets and VIP Benefits for one to the Annual FIT Awards Gala


Exclusive Salon and Programming Access
• Access to select curated salons and panels.

Friends of FIT program support

• Complimentary Friends of FIT membership


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What is the FIT Foundation?

As the primary fundraising arm for FIT, the FIT Foundation supports and celebrates fearless innovation, inclusivity, and unabashed creativity. Serving as a bridge between donors and FIT’s schools, departments, and programs, the Foundation strives to inspire and empower the vibrant community of FIT friends, students, alumni, faculty, and industry leaders.

Is this donation tax deductible?

FIT Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

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