Presented by the Fashion Institute Guild, the 5th annual philanthropic event honored individuals and organizations making an impact on the Midwest through the art of fashion design.
This year’s event held on October 19, 2018 celebrated the impact of Sheila Christ, Nick Huff, Dr. Yiqi Yang and Amanda Valentine. The evening was a BIG success, raising nearly $45,000.
This money will provide fantastic support to our area designers! All funds raised will go towards The Fashion Institute Midwest’s designer education and workshop needs.
The funding from our contributors and sponsors allow us to expand awareness and appreciation for the art of Fashion Design as exhibited through talent right here in the Midwest.
This support encourages those who are pursuing the arts as a profession and provides valuable life skills such as confidence, team-work, self-expression and discipline.
The Fashion Institute Guild (FIG) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to help advance the fashion ecosystem of the Midwest. As the supporting organization for Fashion Institute Midwest (FIM), FIG’s mission is to enrich local fashion talent through fundraising and volunteering. Apart from creating beautiful garments and accessories, our designers need support in many areas ranging from business development to marketing and beyond. The Fashion Impact Awards serve as a fundraiser to support these FIM designers who are making a lasting impact on fashion in the Midwest.
FIA Honorary Chair: Mary Mitchell
FIA Co-Chairs: Susie Shoemaker and Melissa Schafer
FIG President: Chloe Firestone
Fashion Impact Awards 2018 Committee
Patty Buser | Kristin Chronic | Judy Davis | Teresa Dilts | Mindy Duff | Chloé Firestone | Audrey Griebel | Amanda Kreft | Lisa Krumwiede Wendy McMinn | Kira Patterson | Lisa Schrager | Tricia Hultgren
2018 Event Sponsors
Mammel Foundation | Susie and Brian Shoemaker | Melissa and John Dahir | Deanna Bosselman | Annette Townley | Lisa and Matt Krumwiede | Esther and Daniel Brabec | Regent Hal and Mary Daub | Alyssa Dilts and Michael Evanovsky | Sam and Dave Hohman | Mindy and Dr. Wallace E. Duff | Audrey Griebel and Michael Crabb | Judy and Ron Davis | Rick Carey and David Scott | Robert and Diana Foster | Robyn and Jim Kortan | Melissa and Dr. Michael Schafer