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FIT Foundation Gala Honorees Named

This year's event will honor Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman, Jay Baker and Joan Hornig.

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FIT FOR THREE: This year’s FIT Foundation gala will honor Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman, Jay Baker and Joan Hornig. In addition to being a FIT trustee, Baker, a former president of Kohl’s, and his wife Patty are longtime donors to the school, having given $10 million in 2001. Hornig is also an FIT trustee, and she donates all of the proceeds from sales of her jewelry in stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus to charity.

Liz Peek, the chair of FIT’s board of trustees, said, “What’s really wonderful in the world today — and what happens every night in New York — is being able to honor people for really doing the right thing and for being generous in particular for supporting your cause so magnanimously.”

About 700 guests are expected to attend the June 9 event at Cipriani 42nd Street. While the party planning is still in its early stages, organizers hope to come up with something visual for the crowd to feast on, as was the case last year when a video installation was provided by artist Jennifer Steinkamp.