Founded in 1944, when apparel industry leaders obtained a charter to establish a fashion institute of design and technology, The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation was born, to nurture and educate the future leaders of the fashion industry. The FIT Foundation serves as an advisory and fundraising body to FIT. The special relationship between the college and foundation creates valuable opportunities to share knowledge and experience. Board members, who include today's leaders and innovators, serve on panels and appear as special lecturers, enabling students to meet outstanding representatives from the fields of industrial production, labor, design, merchandising, and the arts.
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