Fashion Nova, a fashion brand based in Los Angeles, has been setting the pace in philanthropic initiatives. This leading fashion brand definitely knows how to give back to society.
Earlier in March 2021, Fashion Nova had launched Fashion Nova Cares. The popular fashion brand unleashed the philanthropic program to offer financial support to various groups and individuals. This time, Fashion Nova donated funds to support various programs and causes in institutions of higher learning.
In partnership with Meghan Thee Stallion, a Grammy-winning artist, Nova launched the “Women On Top Initiative” while commemorating Women’s History Month. The initiative was aimed at empowering women in colleges, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Speaking to E News, Meghan Thee Stallion acknowledged her delight in being part of the initiative and partnering with Fashion Nova Cares to change lives.
“I grew up with strong women around me, who instilled the importance of giving back. I realize I am in a unique position to use my voice to amplify causes that are important to me,” she said.
Institutions that have benefitted from Fashion Nova’s donations include:
A historically Black Liberal Arts College for women, Bennett College was one of the top beneficiaries of Fashion Nova Cares’ donation. The institution received $25,000 to support the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
In a statement to Black Enterprise, the College’s president had this to say, “I am truly appreciative that Bennett College was not only selected but pre-selected to receive and participate in Fashion Nova’s new philanthropic initiative, ‘Women on Top’.”
Texas Southern University
As one of the recipients of Fashion Nova’s donation, Texas Southern University (TSU) was also overjoyed as the initiative’s partner is a student at the institution.
TSU received a $25,000 grant to fund the studies of women students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
“We are excited to receive Fashion Nova Cares and Texas Southern University student Megan Thee Stallion’s Women on Top grant. With this generous donation, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduates can continue to attain employment across all healthcare sectors.”
As an institution of higher learning that offers courses in fashion, Norfolk University received a $25,000 grant from Fashion Nova Cares to fund its fashion design program.
Virginia State University
Another institution that offers fashion-related programs, Virginia State University, also received $25,000 from the initiative.
The University expressed its gratitude toward Fashion Nova in a post on its Facebook page.
“This donation will help the University’s TAMM program, providing funding, resources, and educational opportunities to support future fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and merchandisers.”
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Fashion Nova Cares, in collaboration with Meghan Thee Stallion, donated $25,000 to fund the institution’s fashion merchandising and design program.
Speaking in an interview, Beth Newcomb, associate professor and area coordinator for fashion merchandising and design in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, couldn’t hide her joy.
“We’re thrilled beyond relief! We’re excited to begin thinking about ways to use this gift to be the most impactful to students. We want to help the most students for the longest amount of time,” she said.