FIA 2017 Recap

Fashion Impact Awards 2017

September 28 at Omaha Design Center

Presented by the Fashion Institute Guild, the 4th annual philanthropic event honored individuals and organizations making an impact on the Midwest through the art of fashion design.

This year’s event celebrated the impact of the Nancy Heller, Dr. Robert Hillestad, Mary Anne Vaccaro and Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein. The evening was a huge success, raising nearly $84,000.

This will provide fantastic support to our area designers!  All funds raised will support The Fashion Institute of the Midwest’s designer education and support.

The support from our contributors and sponsors sallows 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.



2017 Honorees:

Nancy Heller | Business


Dr. Robert Hillestad | Education
Textiles and Apparel Designer

Mary Anne Vaccaro | Vision
Mary Anne Vaccaro Design

Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein | Philanthropy
Director Emerita Peter Kewit Foundation

Event Chairs | Chloe Firestone and Natalie Navis

Guild President | Lisa Sekundiak Walker

For more pictures from the evening click here.