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$1.8 Million Raised for Fashion Scholarships

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The gala was hosted by MC Linda Fargo, SVP at Bergdorf Goodman.

Some of the press coverage of the event is listed below:

Women's Wear Daily WWD
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation got the new year off to a rousing start Wednesday night, raising a whopping $1.8 million at their annual fund-raising dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.

Wall Street Journal
"We belong to an industry that has a lot of people with big hearts," said Jimmy Rosenfeld, the president of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at the organization's National Scholars awards dinner.

Fashion Week Daily
(NEW YORK) The 2014 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholars Dinner drew such a sizable crowd that seating for the event spilled into the balconies of the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Attendees including Joanna ColesIris ApfelKarlie KlossBridget FoleyDavid Katz, and Kimberly Ovitz all faced the frigid 20° weather to show their support of the YMA FSF and Geoffrey Beene Foundation scholarship recipients.

The event, which honored Perry Ellis International CEO George Feldenkreis, veteran apparel executive Lana Cain Krauter and Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon recognized 125 YMA FSF scholarship students and eight finalists. Four of those finalists — Paul Kim from Parsons, Justine Lee from Cornell, Alissa Evans from Ohio State and Danica Carroll from Rhode Island School of Design — left with $30,000 scholarships. 

Page Six
Tamara Mellon and Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles discussing the legalization of medicinal marijuana at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday night, where an onlooker said, “Neither seemed to have a problem with it”

The Front Row View American model Karlie Kloss attended the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund event held in NYC. Wearing a silver metallic blazer over a black top and leather skinny trousers, the model completed her event look with red lipstick, a tidy hairdo, a printedshoulder bag and ankle boots. Recently, the model commented on her career, stating that she has always been driven to succeed.

The Daily Mail


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