FIT sets date for scholarship breakfast

Big Lots’ Fishman is Retailer of the Year

New York – The Fashion Institute of Technology’s annual scholarship breakfast to benefit the school’s Home Products Development Department will take place March 9.

The Retailer of the Year Award will go to Steve Fishman, chairman, president and ceo of Big Lots.

Welspun Global Products president Anurag Sharma will accept the Leader in Product Innovation & Marketing Award.

The Lichtenberg family, owners of S. Lichtenberg & Co., will receive the Distinguished Family Leadership Award.

The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd St., between Park and Lexington Avenues.

Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10.

For information, contact Victoria Guranowski at (212) 217-4100 or by fax at (212) 594-9206. Email is




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