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  1. What is the YMAFashion Scholarship Fund? The YMA FSF is a national non-profit association dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business through…

  2. YMA FSF Timeline • 2014 AAFA Educational Fund approves an $800,000 grant as part of their on going partnership with the FSF • 2013 Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz accepted the “Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award” (as part of the FSF Geoffrey Beene dinner and to launch the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Geoffrey Beene). Geoffrey Beene extends current partnership through 2015. Cumulative contributions in support of the FSF mission exceeds $4.5 million . • 2012 The strategic partnership with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation continues through 2014. Total support exceeds $4 million. FSF increased school membership to 46 schools nationwide. • 2011 A record breaking $2.0m was raised at the 2011 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. • 2010 FSF surpassed $6.5million in scholarship support granted to over 700 scholars. FSF established long-term strategic partnership with AAFA Educational Fund . • 2009 Initial $100,000 strategic gift received from ROSS Stores  to build awareness and opportunities on the west coast. A second $100,000 was given to the FSF in 2013. • 2007 Formed five-year strategic alliance with The Geoffrey Beene Foundation. Received $2 million bequest from The Geoffrey Beene Foundation.. Established GB National Scholarships in the amount of $30,000 to be awarded to 4 students each year. Dinner is renamed YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. • 2006 Received $1 million bequest from the Estate of Geoffrey Beene. Changed name to YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (Fashion Fund) • 2005 Established $100,000 endowment at Brandeis University.  • 1999 Established $50,000 endowment at Cornell University and provided Parsons School of Design with first endowment. • 1997 Established initial endowments of $50,000 at FIT and North Carolina State University. • 1971 Commenced individual scholarship grants of $500 in support of students pursuing fashion related careers. • 1947 Renamed Young Menswear Association (YMA). • 1937 Young Men’s Apparel Association of the Men’s Apparel Industry founded as a networking organization.

  3. YMA FSF Board Members Executive Committee: Ken Duane Phillips Van Heusen, CEO, Heritage Brands and North America Wholesale Doug Evans YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, Executive Director Heath Golden Bendon Group, CEO David Katz Randa Accessories, Chief Marketing Officer Debra Malbin Debra Malbin Associates, President Marc Mastronardi Macy’s Inc., EVP / GMM Center Core Jimmy Rosenfeld F&T Apparel, LLC, President Paul Rosengard DDK Apparel Group, CEO Peter Sachse Macy’s Inc., Chief Stores Officer Michael Setola Tharanco Lifestyles, CEO William Susman Threadstone LP, CEO Kenneth Wyse Phillips Van Heusen, President Licensing and Public Relations Board Members: Sammy Aaron G-III Apparel Group, Vice Chairman Glen Ellen Brown Hearst Corporation, Hearst Brand Development, Vice President, Director Bob Caplan Fashion Institute of Technology, Professor June DeFabio Ralph Lauren, VP Men’s Product Licensing Abbey Doneger The Doneger Group, President Mike Fralix TC2, President & CEO Alex Grinberg Movado Group Inc., President, SVP Customer and Consumer Programs Mort Gordon MG Enterprisers, Principle Eric Hertz International Council of Shopping Centers, President Tom Hutton Geoffrey Beene Foundation, CEO Doug Jakubowski Perry Ellis International, Chief Merchandising Officer Colleen Kelly Kahn Lucas, President Mitchell Konsker Jones Lang LaSalle, Vice Chairman Aaron Ledet VF Corporation, VP - US Manufacturing Jeff Manby Kohl’s, EVP GMM Men’s, Young Men’s, Children’s Karen Murray VP Sportswear, President Stu Nifoussi BJI Fashion Group Anne Rohosy Levi Strauss & Co., Executive Vice President and President, Americas Region Kevin Rosenbloom Brand Enhancers Group, Managing Director Sheri Rosenfeld F&T Apparel LLC, Director of Licensing Robin Sackin Fashion Institute of Technology, Chairperson of Fashion Merchandising Management Yehuda Shmidman Sequential Brands Group, CEO Bob Skinner NYDJ, President Dean Stadel Parsons, The New School of Design, Chair Menswear Department Maureen Storch American Apparel & Footwear Association, SVP Membership Chip Thompson Ralph Lauren, VP Sales and Operations Men’s Ron Ventricelli Global Brands Group, Chief Operating Officer

  4. 46 YMA FSF Participating Schools • Academy of Art University • Auburn University • Barnard College at Columbia University • Brandeis University • Buffalo State – State University of New York • California Polytechnic State University • Cornell University • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising • Fashion Institute of Technology • George Brown College • Harvard University • Indiana University • Iowa State University • Kent State University • Lehigh University • LIM College • Marist College • New York University • North Carolina State University • Ohio State University • Oklahoma State University • Parsons – The New School of Design • Philadelphia University • Pratt Institute • Rhode Island School of Design • Santa Clara University • Savannah College of Art and Design • Syracuse University • Texas A&M University • University of Arizona • University of California Berkeley • University of California Los Angeles • University of Colorado at Boulder • University of Delaware • University of Florida • University of Georgia • University of Missouri – Columbia • University of North Carolina at Greensboro • University of Southern California • University of Texas at Austin • University of Virginia • University of Washington • The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania • University of Wisconsin – Madison • University of Wisconsin – Stout • Washington University in St. Louis

  5. Over 200 FSF Member Companies – Some Examples Below

  6. Scholarships What We Do… • The Geoffrey Beene Foundation has awarded the YMA FSF more than $8 million in scholarships since 1971 • the Geoffrey Beene Foundation grants a $1 million endowment with the FSF. • a five year strategic partnership is developed with the FSF, granting an additional $2 million. Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship award is established. Name of FSF annual awards dinner is changed to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner • 2012 and 2013 the current strategic partnership was extended though 2015 with cumulative support to the FSF in excess of $4.5 million. • Other Endowed Grants: • AAFA, Ross Stores Inc. and Macy’s Inc.

  7. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Below is a sampling of the companies FSF Scholars have the opportunity to secure internships at prestigious member companies in the following areas… • Bloomingdale’s • Burlington • Calvin Klein • The Doneger Group • Fishman & Tobin Apparel • Greg Norman • Global Brands Group • Kahn Lucas • Kohl’s • Levi Strauss & Co. • Macy’s • Michael Kors • Movado • Nautica • NYDJ Apparel • Perry Ellis International • Phillips Van Heusen • Ralph Lauren • Randa Accessories • Ross Stores

  8. Ambassadors What We Do… • YMA FSF Board Members act as Ambassadors at member schools • Ambassadors are the primary contact for educators and students “Breakfast with the Boss” – Abbey Doneger from “The Doneger Group” with the YMA Scholars Stu Nifoussi from the MR/Business Journal shares a laugh with Cinque Cerra, former YMA Scholar at the Intern Social

  9. MENTORSHIP School Ambassadors serve as mentors to FSF scholars FSF board member Sheri Rosenfeld, Ambassador to Texas A&M University with her scholars FSF board member Paul Rosengard, Ambassador to F.I.T. with a group of scholars FSF board member David Katz, Ambassador to Brandeis University with a scholar from SCAD FSF board member Heath Golden Ambassador to University of Missouri with his FSF scholars

  10. Networking events July 2013 Media Roundtable held at the Tommy Hilfiger Auditorium 2013 FSF Summer Intern Social held at the Maritime Hotel Alumni Cultivation Event at the Rubin Museum “Breakfast with the Boss” Summer Session hosted by Jeff Morgan

  11. Cultivation 2014 FSF Award Dinner Honorees • Since 2000, over 400 industry luminaries in retail, wholesale, design & education dedicated to industry have been recognized by YMA FSF. • The FSF raises over $1 million annually through the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Dinner during which industry leaders are honored with the prestigious AMY Award for their commitment to education. Tamara Mellon FSF Innovator Award George Feldenkreis Lifetime Achievement Award Lana Cain Krauter “AMY” FSF Award Karlie Kloss Presenter of the FSF Innovator Award Linda Fargo 2014 Master of Ceremonies

  12. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt 2014 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner Held at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York

  13. YMA FSF CONTACT INFORMATION To learn more about the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund visit our website: CONTACT: Doug Evans / Executive Director Marie Colletta / Scholarship, Internship & Alumni Programs Colin Turek / Office Manager 1501 Broadway, Suite 1810 New York, NY 10036 Line 1: (212) 278-0008