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Fashion Umbrella Foundation Who?

MISSION Engage individuals who wish to create, develop, and exhibit self-expression through fashion and art.

The Fashion Umbrella Foundation achieves this mission through partnerships that allow the organization to continue to coordinate and execute focused education, offer directed scholarships, increase professional networking opportunities, provide hands-on and virtual workshops, and support community events.

Thank you for stopping by and if you register welcome aboard as a member of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation.

(Fashion Umbrella) is a nonprofit organization established to provide members of Fashion Umbrella with resources, creating new relationships and fostering opportunities for growth. 

This foundation is a national nonprofit organization located in Baltimore, Maryland, but provides assistance and guidance throughout the United States.

It is our pleasure to welcome you on-board as a member of a growing organization.

Donation Goal $1,000


Become a member

Member benefits

  • Membership is private, which falls in line with the Fashion Umbrella Foundation's privacy policy.
  • ONLY MEMBERS can apply to become a BOARD MEMBER.
  • One-on-One marketing coaching.
  • One-on-One public relations coaching.
  • Business design coaching.
  • PAID opportunities if selected to participate in the Fashion Umbrella Foundation annual fundraising fashion events (model, hairstylist, and makeup artist).
  • Receive organization announcements FIRST.
  • Discount registration for workshops and events.

Upcoming events

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Learn more

To find out more about the Fashion Umbrella Foundation you are invited to visit our main website. On our site you will find:

  • 10 Jan 2019 4:11 PM | Anonymous

    The Fashion Umbrella Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its online learning program the Fashion Umbrella University.  The Fashion Umbrella University’s mission is to educate individuals with best practices and tools to create a barrier of sustainability for success.

    The courses are online and available at the subscriber’s leisure.  Courses at the university will include those critical to the success of a small business whether for-profit or non-profit.  Courses available are across the board survival tools for any category of business – large or small.

    When I started the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, I’ve always wanted it to be some form of teaching and support organization.  Now with technology and online tools available, we can now implement a teaching curriculum that meets the needs and schedules of our members and individuals.  With my love of teaching, this is a win-win for everyone.” States Nixon, Founder/CEO.

    Courses will be virtual and interactive.  Some courses may include interaction or additional steps from the attendee before taking the next course.  Inclusive with our sponsorship – fundraising course participants will be required to attend a one-on-one virtual meeting with the facilitator to go over an event budget for an actual event for practicality.

    To become a subscriber of the university visit the online dashboard (http://bit.ly/fufuniversity).  To learn more about the Fashion Umbrella University complimentary visit this link https://gumroad.com/l/fashionumbrellauniv/intro.  To contact someone at the Fashion Umbrella Foundation send an email to info@thefashionumbrella.org.

  • 10 Jan 2019 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    The Fashion Umbrella Foundation (Fashion Umbrella) has joined forces with Nineteenth Amendment to place designer members of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation to connect directly with quick-turn, no-minimum USA based manufacturers and make their fashion shows immediately shoppable without the burden of holding inventory all with just the tap of a button through Nineteenth Amendment’s technology platform.

    To have this type of benefit available for this member level is a phenomenal step forward for a designer’s career and future. This type of opportunity is not for the faint or ill-prepared at heart. Designers need to be ready.” Stated Sharan Nixon, Founder Fashion Umbrella Foundation.

    Collaborating with the Nineteenth Amendment allows the Fashion Umbrella Foundation an opportunity to introduce a platform for production, marketing, and retail sales to designer members of the Fashion Umbrella organization. Through this partnership with Nineteenth Amendment, the organization can offer worldwide exposure for national and international members, who are prepared to create, develop, and exhibit “rack ready” garments for sale.

    In our continued commitment to creating a smarter way forward for fashion through technology we are excited to partner with the Fashion Umbrella Foundation and offer our technology and resources to their pool of talented designers,” said Nineteenth Amendment CEO Amanda Curtis.

    With the invite of this opportunity and an added benefit for designers, the Fashion Umbrella Foundation will be reviewing collections of former designers who have displayed in previous fashion fundraising events to research who may be ready for the Nineteenth Amendment Platform.

    For more information about this benefit send an email to info@thefashionumbrella.org. To register as a member of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation visit the website. To learn more about Nineteenth Amendment please visit NineteenthAmendment.com or email press@nineteenthamendment.com.

  • 10 Jan 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    With so many recreation centers closed in Baltimore city, the Fashion Umbrella Foundation along with recording artist from Baltimore, Nelly Hendriiix have created a program that offers a judgment-free space devoted to high school students who have an appreciation for the arts and live performances.  The program dedicated to this group of individuals is the Fashion Umbrella Foundation’s Youth OPEN Mic Series (#BmoreYOM).

    An interview, with Chance The Rapper and Gayle King on CBS This Morning, sparked the idea to inject a program like Social Works Chi’s “OpenMike” in Baltimore.  Social Works Chi, is the Chicago based non-profit organization co-founded by Chance The Rapper.  Social Works Chi’s mission is to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago

    The Youth OPEN Mic Performance Series is for students beginning at the 9th grade up until the age of 19.  Each student will have three (3) minutes to perform.  Performers can recite, cipher, dance, showcase, or play an instrument.  Anything under the category of the Arts is accepted, as long as the performance is not longer than three (3) minutes.

    As I was on my way to an appointment the interview with Chance The Rapper and Gayle King stopped me in my tracks.  Not only am I a fan of the two individuals, but I am also a huge fan and advocate for youth.  Here in Baltimore, there aren’t many outside activities available to high school students and especially that are FREE, so we [Nelly Hendriiix] and I thought why not and so we did.  We are very excited about this program for youth.” Stated Sharan Nixon, Founder of Fashion Umbrella Foundation.

    Students from the following high schools and university will performed Saturday. September 15, 2018.  Seniors who graduated in June 2018  and youth up to the age of 19 are welcomed and encouraged to perform.  Schools represented so far are:

    Baltimore City College - Coppin State University - Franklin High School

    George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology - Patapsco High School

    Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Shepherd University - Thurgood Marshall Academy

    The Youth OPEN Mic Performance Series is a monthly program and will return on March 21, 2019 at 4PM in honor of Christopher Wallace's (Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls') birthday.  YOMers should be prepared to perform in honor of Biggie. The Youth Open Mic for March 21 will take place at the War Memorial building located at 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

    To register for the Youth OPEN Mic Performance Series visit its website www.youthopenmic.com.  

Fashion Umbrella Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization - Baltimore, MD 21202

***We have no paid employees. 100% of proceeds go into our programs***

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