According to Friends of Michael Faircloth Committee Member Tiffany Divis,
We are inviting North Texans to join us in supporting our dear friend, Michael Faircloth, by becoming a “Friend of Michael Faircloth.” The University of North Texas is honoring Michael by creating an endowment fund in his name that will benefit UNT’s outstanding Fashion Design Program.
As a graduate of this program, Michael has shared his expertise to dress some of the most beautiful women in the world. Not only has Michael made significant contributions to the fashion industry over his 35- year career, he also has supported countless local charities and philanthropic organizations.
The goal for this endowment is $2.5 million and we are pleased to report that over half has been raised to help UNT’s fashion design students pursue their dreams. We ask for your help to complete this endowment campaign by becoming a “Friend of Michael Faircloth” with a donation to the Michael Faircloth Fashion Design Endowment Fund. The Fashion Design Department in the college’s state-of-the-art new building with donor naming recognition at these levels:
- Endowed Scholarships and recognition – $25,000
- Endowed Graduate Fellowships and recognition – $100,000
- Endowed Fashion Design Faculty Fellowships and special recognition – $250,000
- Fashion Design Program Endowed Professorships and portrait recognition – $500,000
- Fashion Design Program Endowed Chair and portrait recognition – $1.5 million
The College of Visual Arts and Design at UNT educates students with a “passion for fashion” and develops intellect, creativity and practical skills that each student takes far into the future to make a difference in the fashion industry. Michael Faircloth exemplifies the transformative power of a UNT education and provides inspiration and mentorship for others to follow.
We hope fashion lovers and those who believe in the power of an excellent education will take this unique opportunity to build a legacy of success by educating the next generation of talented designers who will shape fashion’s future. Visit [email protected] or contact Susan Sanders at [email protected] for additional information.