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All net profits from Geoffrey Beene, LLC together with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation fund philanthropic causes that support initial-stage, out-of-the-box revolutionary research for treatments and prevention across all cancers as well as awareness and research for Alzheimer's, heart disease, scholarships, programs for veterans, protection of women and children and protection of animals.

FSF Scholars 2014
2014 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners and finalists (left to right): Elizabeth Bahmer (Univ. of Arizona) $10,000 finalist, Alissa Evans (Ohio State) $30,000 winner, Justine Lee (Cornell) $30,000 winner, Courtney Vander Linden (LIM) $10,000 finalist, Mara Hutton, Executive Vice President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, Tom Hutton, Trustee & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, Andrea Nieto (Academy of Art University-SF) $10,000 finalist, Sarah Vergin (Univ of Wisconsin-Madison) $10,000 finalist, Danica Carroll (RISD) $30,000 winner, Paul Kim (Parsons the New School) $30,000 winner

FSF Scholars 2013
2013 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners and finalists (from left to right): Carley Howell, University of Arizona (finalist), Angelic Matthews, Savannah College (winner), Patrick McCabe, Parsons The New School of Design, (winner), Nicole Rodgers, Marist College (winner) Mara Hutton, (Executive Vice President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Tom Hutton, Trustee & CEO Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Paola Pujols Ricardo, Pratt Institute (finalist) Tim Chai, Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (winner), Emma Sidoriak, University of Delaware (finalist), Allison Becker, NYU (finalist).

Alber Elbaz Winner
Mara Hutton, Alber Elbaz, winner of the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award and Tom Hutton.

Mara Hutton Wearing a Vintage Geoffrey Beene Dress
Mara Hutton wearing a vintage Geoffrey Beene dress, Tom Hutton and Alina Cho of CNN, Fashion Correspondent and host of the 2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

FSF Scholars 2012
2012 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners and finalists (from left to right): Joshua Myrie, FIT (finalist), Celia Reingold, NYU (finalist), Mary Hester Hill, Auburn (finalist), Emily Booth, Colorado (finalist), Tom Hutton (Trustee & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Mara Hutton, (Executive Vice-President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Sarah Butler, SCAD (winner), Kate Ruque, Kent State (winner), Jasmine Flood, NC State (winner), Marlena Filipowska, Wharton (winner)

FSF Scholars 2011
2011 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners and finalists (from left to right): Anfisa Sokolova, Philadelphia University (finalist), Ruby Gertz, Pratt Institute (winner), Kenneth Wyse (President, YMA FSF), Mara Hutton (Executive Vice-President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Tom Hutton (Trustee & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation), Allison Fitzgerald, LIM College (finalist), Anna Hart Turner, University of Wisconsin, Madison (winner), Marlow A. Larson, Savannah College of Art and Design (finalist), Tony Wang, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (winner), John Sohn, Cornell University (winner), Alexander Jacobs, Washington University, St. Louis (finalist)

FSF Scholars 2010
2010 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners (from left to right): Alexandra Dumas, Washington University; Ashly Juskus, FIT; Kasia Wisniewski, Pratt; Lisa Cohen, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

FSF Scholars 2009
2009 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship winners (from left to right): Kenny McCullough, UNC at Greensboro (finalist); Jessica Steele, Philadelphia U (winner); Danielle Sponder, Iowa State (winner); Christine Wu, Parsons The New School for Design (winner); Cinque Cerra, FIT (finalist); Heber Sanchez-Martinez, Cornell (winner); Emma Frame, Savannah College of Art and Design (finalist); Jeremiah Xavier Avila, Washington U, St. Louis (finalist).

FSF Scholars 2008
2008 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship finalists with Tom Hutton (CEO of Geoffrey Beene), Mara Hutton (wearing Geoffrey Beene), and Virginia Mainiero (Former FSF President).

Geoffrey Beene Supports Tomorrow's Designers Today

2014 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Mission Video.

Sizzle Reel: 2014 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Alber Elbaz accepting the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award at the 2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner.

As an iconic fashion designer, Geoffrey Beene played by his own rules and refused to follow the pack.

He understood that young creative talent needs to be nurtured and supported. Designers like Alber Elbaz, Doori Chung and Stephen Dweck proudly claim Mr. Beene as their mentor.

The Geoffrey Beene Foundation's recent endowments of $5 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) (including $2.5 million for CFDA annual Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarships), and more than $4 million to the FSF YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, mean fashion students and young designers have access to Geoffrey Beene Educational Programs and National Scholarships designed to help them master their craft and develop their own unique vision.

Geoffrey Beene and the FSF YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

YMA logoThe Geoffrey Beene Foundation formed a strategic alliance with the FSF YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund in 2007 to further the mutual goal of expanding support for students seeking careers in the Fashion Industry. The Geoffrey Beene Foundation has donated to the FSF in excess of $3.6 million, out of approximately $4.1 million committed through 2014.

Since the beginning of 2008, the FSF has been granting four Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards (now for $30,000 each) to enterprising students majoring in fashion and related disciplines (design, merchandising, finance, marketing, retailing and liberal arts), as well as four $10,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships for each of the four runner-up finalists.

2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. The evening raised $1.9 million to support scholarships, mentoring and internship programs, making it one of the most successful dinners in the organization's 76-year history.

Click here for complete photo coverage of the 2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards are presented annually at the FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner to the most outstanding students identified among the FSF's 40 partnering colleges and universities across the U.S.


2013 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Finalists