The mission of the
Chicago Fashion Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization,
is to provide academic scholarships
to Chicago-area college students
majoring in fashion related studies
and coordinate educational programs
for the Chicago fashion community.

Membership in CFF

Meet fresh faces and create lifelong business alliances while networking and sharing ideas with the entrepreneurs, executives, and designers who drive the fashion industry.

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Committee Roles

Joining a CFF committee is a way to work with the best and be part of the best in Chicago. It offers you a rare opportunity to involve... more>

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Chicago Fashion Foundation 2015 Scholarship Showcase & Competition

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CFF 2015 Scholarship Competition

Interested in applying for the 2015 Chicago Fashion Foundation Scholarship.

Click here for the Student Design Competition application

Click here for the Student Business Competition application



2014 Fashion Future of Chicago Scholarship Winner Alexander Knox

Congratulations to the 2014 Fashion Future of Chicago Scholarship First Place Winner ALEXANDER KNOX! for his great run on this season's PROJECT RUNWAY!

CFF Membership Event 2013- Winter Trend Presentation

Thanks to all the CFF members and guests who attended our annual membership event! Click on the thumbnails below to view the photos.


Photography courtesy of Eric Michael Clarke.

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CFF is adding to their Board Positions

Interested in joining the CFF Board?  All candidates should send their resume, and if applicable, their portfolio to

These are volunteer positions and monthly meeting attendance is required.

The open CFF positions are:

>>>> PR Director:
The PR director will be in charge of all media coverage leading up to the 4 main CFF events in addition to PR events throughout the year. They will also handle post event coverage. CFF is looking for a strong and experienced PR person to take on this role. This role will work cross functionally with the directors of social media, events and sponsorship.

>>>> Director of Membership:
Oversees and facilitates membership activities in support of the organization.
Responsibilities include: 1. Developing and implementing a short- and long-term
Strategy to recruit new and retain existing members and recommend member-targeting
initiatives to increase membership numbers. 2. Coordinate, manage and track all membership
and renewals; maintains membership database. 3. Keeps up-to-date records on every member,
past and present. 4. Works with the Sponsorship Chair and other board members to negotiate membership benefits, as needed.

>>>> Membership Coordinator:
Supports and assists the membership manager in executing membership correspondence.
Responsibilities include: 1. Developing and distributing pertinent membership information to members on a regular basis including: new members’ “Welcome” letters, expiration notifications, and membership offerings. 2. Helping the manager maintain the
membership database (i.e. removes and updates membership records). 3. Assisting with other membership –related activities as needed.

>>>> Director of Events:
The events director will need to plan, strategize and execute the 4 main CFF events annually. They will also lead the execution on incremental events that are added. This includes developing a yearly event strategy and creating new events that will build the CFF brand, as well as eliminating events that do not add value. CFF is looking for an experienced and creative person who is able to put together fashion forward events. This role will work cross functionally with the directors of sponsorship and membership.

Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Winners:

Grand Prize Winner - Agnes Hamerlik

2nd Place Winner - Kara Fenoglietto

3rd Place Winner - Myra Chung


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