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January 15, 2014
Heating up
New York Social Diary: On January 8, at the Waldorf Astoria, YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund & Geoffrey Beene Foundation's annual benefit dinner gathered more than 1,000 members of the fashion industry to honor industry leaders and recognize the 131 YMA FSF scholarship recipients and eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholar finalists. Read more

January 9, 2014
YMA, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Host Dinner
WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY: 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. Read more

January 9, 2014
Fashion Veterans Pay It Forward
The 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 Geoffrey Beene National Scholars awards dinner on Wednesday. Read more

January 9, 2014
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
Guest of a Guest: Guests included Karlie Kloss, Tamara Mellon, Linda Fargo, Iris Apfel, Joanna Coles, George Feldenkreis, Oscar Feldenkreis, Larry Leeds, Kimberly Ovitz, David Katz, Fanny Hanono, Jimmy Rosenfeld, Mara Hutton, Bridget Foley, .. Read more

January 9, 2014
Linda Fargo Emcees The YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholars 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 Coles, Iris Apfel, Karlie Kloss, Bridget Foley, David Katz, and Kimberly Ovitz all faced the frigid 20 weather to show their support of the YMA FSF and Geoffrey Beene Foundation scholarship recipients. Read more

January 9, 2014
Angelic! Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss looks sophisticated in silver tux and leather trousers as she attends fashion fundraising dinner
Mail Online: She inadvertently flashed some side-boob during a recent outing in New York, but there were no such wardrobe calamities on Wednesday evening when Karlie Kloss made her latest public appearance. Read more

January 9, 2014
YMA Raises $1.8 Million at 2014 Gala
mrketplace: The annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria last night raised an impressive $1.8 million. Read more

June 4, 2013
Winner of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Vera Wang posed with Ralph Lauren at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.
Celebrity Red Carpet: CFDA FASHION AWARDS 2013: WINNERS LIST INCLUDING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE FOR VERA WANG Read more

June 4, 2013
CFDA HONOREE VERA WANG TAKES HOME HIGHEST AWARD WITH GRACE
GLAM: The iconic womenswear designer and the dream style collaborator for brides everywhere, Vera Wang, was honored at this evening's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ceremony with the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented to her by friend and fellow industry leader, Ralph Lauren. Tommy Hilfiger was last year's recipient. Read more

March 14, 2013
CFDA Unveils 2013 Award Nominees
WWD: NEW YORK - The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards are starting to shape up with the unveiling of the nominees and special honorees for the June 3 event. Read more

January 9, 2013
Starting the Year With a Bon Mot
The New York Times: THE social calendar roared back to life on Tuesday night, when the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards held its annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. Read more

January 2, 2013
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Announces Program for the 2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
The Future of Fashion: Alber Elbaz, recipient of the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award CNN's Alina Cho, MC as YMA FSF honors Allen Sirkin and Ross Stores Date set for January 8, 2013 at Waldorf Astoria Read more

February 10, 2012
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
The Museum at FIT: Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the leading fashion trade organization in the United States. Read more

January 27, 2011
Wharton retail center aids students' fashion careers
The Daily Pennsylvanian: A $25,000 prize and a night with designer Diane von Furstenberg at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York sounds like a fantasy to most Penn students. This January, the dream became a reality for Wharton junior Tony Wang. Read more

January 21, 2011
John Sohn '11 Awarded $25K Fashion Grant
The Cornell Daily: John Sohn '11 won $25,000 for designing a unisex fashion line as part of the prestigious Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund on Jan. 11. The fashion line travels in a clothing truck to cities throughout the United States. Read more

January 19, 2011
LIM College Students Honored with Prestigious Fashion Industry Scholarships
LIM College: Allison Fitzgerald of LIM College was one of only eight students from colleges and universities throughout the nation to be selected as a finalist in the 2011 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards competition. As a finalist, Allison will receive a $10,000 scholarship towards her senior year. This represents the first time that an LIM College student has reached the finalist level in the prestigious annual program. Read more

January 18, 2011
Six Fashion and Apparel Studies students receive prestigious national award
UDaily: Six students from the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences have received the 2011 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF), a prestigious national award that includes a $5,000 scholarship, an internship, and an "executive mentor" within the fashion industry. Read more

January 18, 2011
Senior wins $25,000 for rolling clothing store idea
Cornell University Chronicle Online: For his vision of a nomadic fashion apparel truck that would pass through cities nationwide selling his hybrid gender-neutral clothing line, fiber science and apparel design senior John Sohn has won a $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Read more

January 18, 2011
45th Annual YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
Seventeen Magazine: How does a cool $25,000 toward your future career sound? Eight fantastic enterprising college students from all over the country were the front-runners! Seventeen had the pleasure of meeting finalists Allison, Ruby, Alex, Marlow, John, Anfisa, Anna, and Tony - who are all pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business. Read more

January 14, 2011
YMA Raises $2 million at Gala
Women's Wear Daily: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund raised over $2 million at its 45th annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards gala, including a generous donation from Lady Gaga - who is also in talks with the organization to set up a recurring scholarship in her name. Read more

January 13, 2011
The Future of Fashion: Visionaire Honored by Geoffrey Beene
V Magazine: Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria, many of New York's most esteemed authorities on fashion convened to celebrate the YMA FSF 45th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards.  Read more

January 13, 2011
Schmoozing: The 2011 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner
MR Magazine: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund's annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner on January 11th at the Waldorf Astoria in New York raised over $2 million that will be used to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the apparel business. Read more

January 13, 2011
Fashionable Philanthropy
The Wall Street Journal: Almost 1200 people braced New York City's latest menace, the possibliity of snow, to attend the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholorship Awards Dinner on Tuesday. Read more

January 12, 2011
Mary Alice Stephenson, Visionaire, Really Smart Kids Hit the Waldorf
Racked: Braving the possibility of Snowmageddon Part Deux, bold names in fashion gathered at the Waldorf Astoria last night for a good cause: The 45th Annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. That's a mouthful, but in short, the event benefited the YMA FSF and awarded scholarships to eight bright and ambitious college students who created some pretty genius "store of the future" concepts. Read more

January 12, 2011
Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Award Winners Describe Their "Stores of the Future"
NBC New York: At the 45th annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner, four enterprising young students won $25,000 each who developed the most promising concepts for "the Store of the Future." Read more

January 12, 2011
Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala
PostFashionism.com: Wow - what a spectacular night! For the first weekend or so of the new year, I was flown to NY and given a room in the Waldorf Astoria by the YMA, a national fashion organization comprised of some of the nation's largest retailers, including Macy's, Phillip Van Heusen, and Calvin Klein.  Read more

January 12, 2011
Beene There, Done That
Fashion Week Daily: Despite warnings of a Gotham City blizzard, the Waldorf Astoria was buzzing last night for the 45th Annual YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner hosted by Mary Alice Stephenson. Read more

January 11, 2011
YMA FSF 45th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
Interview Magazine: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund held its 45th Annual Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. Read more

January, 2011
YMA FSF Scholar Video

February 2, 2010
Beene Foundation Event Raises $1.4M
Women's Wear Daily: The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan on Jan. 13 raised more than $1.4 million. Read more

January 18, 2010
Future of Fashion: 2010 Scholarship Winners
iFashion Network: The future of fashion unfolded on 42nd Street this week. The fashion industry elite gathered at Cipriani Forty Second Street in New York City to find out the winners of the 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards. The hip-hop hit "Empire State" echoed through the capacity-packed event, as 110 fashion scholarship students from 28 fashion schools, received thunderous applause from the crowd. Read more

January 17, 2010
2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner
Lyra Mag: WHAT: A sold out crowd of retailers, manufacturers, and service industry types (well dressed of course, this was a fashion industry event) ... packed the huge Cipriani 42nd Street event space, raising glass or two to the 110 scholarship winners ($5000 apiece) of the the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF). Read more

January 14, 2010
The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Awards Dinner
DFR: Daily Fashion Report: The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards took place last night at Cipriani Forty Second Street. During the evening there was a special red carpet and cocktail hour, dinner and awards ceremony. The Geoffrey Beene company underwrote the event in the amount of over $500,000 as well as helping to provide funding for over 110 fashion scholarship fund students. Read more

January 13, 2010
2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner
Style 1 Media: On January 13th, Cipriani Forty Second Street was filled with the fresh young faces of tomorrow's fashion industry stars, as YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) winners from 28 schools across the nation joined fashion industry professionals for the 2010 Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner. Read more

January 10, 2010
Pratt Student Kasia Wisniewski Wins One of Four $25,000 Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarships
Pratt News: Pratt senior fashion design student Kasia Wisniewski was honored by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund with one of four $25,000 Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards at the 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Awards Dinner on January 13 in Manhattan. Read more

April 29, 2009
CFDA Names Recipients of Two Scholarships
WWD.com Fashion News: The Council of Fashion Designers of America has named the 2009 recipients of the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship and CFDA Scholarship, which total $75,000. Read more

January 11, 2009
Student Given Award for Green Line
Iowa State Daily: From small-town Ames to the big city of New York, Danielle Sponder, senior in apparel merchandising, design and production, found herself surrounded by some of biggest names in the fashion world - the "people you only dream of meeting." She then became one of four students to receive the 2009 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship on Wednesday, a scholarship worth $25,000. Read more

January 9, 2009
YMA FSF Dinner Raises Over $1 Million
MRketplace.com: For the fourth year in a row, and despite the miserable economy, this week's YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund Dinner in New York raised more than a million dollars. The event, which was attended by more than 700 people, raised a total of $1.1 million. Read more

January 8, 2009
Philadelphia University Fashion Design Student Awarded $25,000 YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship
Breitbart.com: Jessica Steele, a senior fashion design major at Philadelphia University, was awarded a prestigious $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Jan. 7 at the YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner in New York. Read more

January 8, 2009
Design students, Zac Posen, Mindy Grossman, and Les Steiger honored at FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner
Fashion Week Daily: The FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship was established to award money to talented young design students, but even the big guns came out last night for the award ceremony and dinner at the Mariott Marquis Hotel. Zac Posen, Home Shopping Network's Mindy Grossman, and Les Steiger of Macy's were honored with awards. The night, emceed by Tim Gunn, brought out the likes of Iman and Patricia Field (who both presented awards) and supporters like Francisco Costa, Molly Sims, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Richie Rich. Read more

January 5, 2009
In Economic Turmoil and Uncertainty, the Promise of an Education is Inspirational...
Reuters: Economic Turmoil and Uncertainty, the Promise of an Education is Inspirational and Life-Changing for Four (4) Deserving and Gifted Fashion Students to Receive $100,000 in 2009. Read more

October 27, 2008
2008 Fashion Scholarship Fund Announces 2009 Honorees
GeoffreyBeene.com: The Fashion Scholarship Fund, formerly called the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, has announced that designer Zac Posen, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman and Macy's Central Men's GMM Les Steiger will be honored at the 2009 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner on January 7, 2009. The annual dinner will also present four lucky students each with $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Scholarships. Read more

May 22, 2008
CFDA Scholarship
CFDA Annual Report: As part of a genrous $5 million gift from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation in 2007, the CFDA was able to establish the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, funded with half of the donation from the Foundation. Read more

May 15, 2008
Chic CFDA Countdown: Carolina Herrera
Chic Report: The CFDA Awards are fast approaching and today we are bringing you a sure thing. Carolina Herrera won't be waiting on pins and needles in anticipation of the evening; the designer is a guaranteed winner. Herrera is being honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

February 6, 2008
Leeds School Student Nicole Baum Wins $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Scholarship
Colorado Leeds: A childhood case of insomnia resulted in the development of a jewelry company and now a $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award for Nicole Baum, a junior studying marketing and international business at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business. Read more

January 14, 2008
Beene Scholarships Awarded at YMA Dinner
MR Magazine: The annual YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner announced the four winners of the $25,000 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards on Wednesday evening at the Marriot Marquis in Midtown Manhattan. Read more

January 14, 2008
YMA's Finish Line Sprint
DNR News: Jay Baker doesn't like finishing in second place. When the lifelong retailer and former Kohl's president found out that last week's YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund award dinner was $170,000 short of raising the most money ever for the organization, he set out to change that. Read more

June 5, 2007
YMA and Beene Team
Women's Wear Daily: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation have formed a five-year strategic alliance with Beene's foundation, pledging to contribute $2 million to the fund over that period, in addition to a $1 million contribution last year. Read more

May 7, 2007
Geoffrey Beene - Toast of the Scene
BeautyNewsNYC: Such a fab-a-mataz uptown evening. Only it's downtown with the Mad-Ave fashion crowd at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Read more

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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).