Welcome to the new and improved YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund website.  Not only have we updated the look, but also added lots of information that we hope you find not only entertaining and interesting, but also informative.

As I round the corner of being with FSF for six months, scholars have asked me how a non-profit, Broadway guy transitioned into the fashion industry.  My answer is pretty simple.  Fashion, like Broadway, ballet or any art is part of the creative economy which is a huge industry not only here in the United States but around the world. Many of the great fashion designers have also had (or currently have) careers in other creative sectors including film, opera and yes, even Broadway.  A real time example is Isabel and Ruben Toledo!  Isabel and her stunning costumes from the musical “After Midnight” were recently a Tony award nominee, Broadway’s highest honor.  Or look back in the history of film and when the credits role you will see dozens of names you will recognize from your favorite stores.  You can do the same in opera and ballet.  So if you are in the fashion industry, you have a broad canvas on which to create!

The fashion industry is a dynamic place to be and one that I am proud to be a part of!  Let us know what you think of the website and while you are at it, spread the word about YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.