FIT beneficiary of Roberts gift
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, June 22, 2007
New York– The Rita andBruceRobertsRoom was dedicated last week at the Fashion Institute of Technology in recognition of a gift by the couple to the school.
The room is in the Martin Feldman Center on the 9th floor and provides meeting or reception space for small groups.
Honoree Bruce Roberts with Tom Ward, ceo of Maidenform and former head of WestPoint Stevens.
Roberts serves on the board of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, the college’s industry-support body. He has been executive director of the Textile Distributors’ Association since 1990. Prior to that he was vp and chairman of the general management committee of Eastman Chemical Products and earlier was senior vp of Springs Industries.
The Roberts pledged $75,000 to FIT this year, payable over a four-year period.
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