Fashion for Philanthropy, a club at Fordham University, works to promote interest and knowledge of the fashion industry and its various components. FFP seeks to use the medium of self-expression, a fundamental element of fashion, to express the Jesuit ideals of social responsibility and creative individuality.
FFP’s biggest event of the year is the annual spring fashion show. Members work together to find sponsors willing to donate their clothing and many talents for the show. Student performers, models, and designers come together to create one of the most successful events of the year. In 2017, FFP raised $7,200 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, and in 2018, the goal is to raise $10,000.
Our Mission Statement
We of Fashion for Philanthropy (FFP) believe in the power of a dream and the impact it can have on a person’s life. In everything we do, we work towards making dreams a reality. Many members of FFP dream of working in the fashion industry, while others simply love fashion and dream of hosting a successful fashion show each year. But all members believe in the strength and necessity of dreams and that every child deserves a chance at attaining his/her dream. Dreams enrich the human experience and motivate us to wake up each morning with the courage to overcome any obstacle and the drive to attain our goals. That is why we donate all proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
By working as a team throughout the year to plan and host various events relating to the fashion industry, FFP makes dreams come true.
FFP promotes career development through networking and internship opportunities, while also expressing creative individuality through our blog and social media platforms. We also incorporate our love of fashion into planning unique fundraisers and events to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, following the Jesuit tradition of being men and women for others.