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Fashion Empowering Women Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Fashion Empowering Women® (FEW) is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to mobilize the millennial generation by involving, igniting, involving and informing them about social good, volunteerism and philanthropy. We use the arts: fashion, film, music and literature as awareness vehicles to meet millennials where their interests lie. We also mobilize the creative industries by creating opportunities for it's members to support the missions of social service causes and non-profit organizations that empower girls and women. Through the Look Good. Do Good. Movement, we are highlighting, celebrating and supporting millennials who use their platforms, voices, skills, talents, time and money to support their communities. Visit www.change.org/petitions/lookgooddogoodmovement to learn more.

Results: As of June 31, 2012, we have engaged 26,000 millennials throughout the country, raised $28,590 toward our $50,000 goal and an astonishing $367,000 worth of skills and time has been pledged to over 1,300 non-profit organizations. Their collective investment is expected to yield a $3.5 million dollar return. We’re measuring this impact and excited about the potential it yields.

Target demographics: Millennials, 18-35, Creative professionals and Non-profit organizations that empower girls and women.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2

Geographic areas served: Washington Metropolitan Area

Programs: Fashion Empowering Women® (FEW) is committed to encouraging millennials to help others through the giving of their time, talent and money to support community-focused charities that serve the overlooked needs of girls and women. -The Closet of Change -Millennials In Action Volunteer Corp -Creatives For Change Pro Bono Service Corp - The Art of Giving Event Hosting -becomingME Style and Image Development Series

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Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I started volunteering with FEW, I didn't understand the potential and impact that the organization had. Working with the FEW staff shifted the dark cloud and provided the ray of light of all possibilities. I am absolutely honored to serve on the board and would not trade the experience of helping other exceed their potential for anything in the world. I will serve at any level in order to continue to touch and change the lives of others. Thanks FEW for all that you do!!!

Kee' B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FEW is an innovative organization. The visions are wonderful because they give hope to women/ girls all around the globe support and hope. Although this organization isn't just limited to females, men and boys are also entwined in the mission FEW is about. I'm very excited about their launch in January. PS: It's going to be EPIC, I'm sure of it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended an event by the women of FEW and I have to just say that the feel and energy was incredible. These women are beautiful, humble, warm and hard working. Everything about this organization amazing. I wish them the best and hope for longevity. I am happy to have had the experience.


Rating: 5

It has been a sincere pleasure to work with the staff of Fashion Empopwering Women. As a philanthropy expert, FEW is one of a handful of organizations with unique insight on mobilizing creatives and the passion and energy to execute such a grande mission. The rich, supportive organizational culture is infectious. I look forward to great things from FEW, a beacon of hope that young professionals can and will be philanthropic if/when engaged.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I attended my first FEW event this week at Dirty Martini in DC. I didn't know what to expect but was honored to meet such dedicated smart, focused young people. Desiree Venn Frederic is an amazing woman. Her level of commitment is apparent and her spriit is condusive to leading such an organization.


Rating: 5

My husband and I proudly support FEW because of their commitment to partner with community organizations that support young girls and women to make changes in their lives in a wide variety of areas such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, gender inequality, and rape victims.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FEW provides opportunities for young professionals to be active contributors to our communities-CREATIVE ACTIVISTS. It's inspiring to see women and men in their 20's and 30's take such a strong stand against what ails us-our communities. I unite with FEW in "creating a world as it ought to be." The movement is feasible, the means are innovative, the results are tangible.

Coach LaTalya


Rating: 5

I met the awesome women of FEW earlier this year, I was instantly drawn in by their passion, commitment and dedication to empowering women and supporting non-profits. As part of the cast of the Vagina Monologues, I was blown away at the level of partnership and support that played a huge part of the event's success. The women and men that run FEW are truly about their business of serving and empowering. I felt part of a powerful team making huge impacts in the world.

Natasha B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

FEW is a wonderful non-profit making a difference for women and girls by way of great programming and an awesome, dedicated staff. I had the pleasure of working with this organization on their recent V-Day Production, in which two of my agency's clients were monologists. I look forward to seeing the organization grow in impact.

Keep up the great work.

Natasha Brown
Think Brown INK


Rating: 5

I have know the founding director, Desiree Venn Frederic, for several years and have always admired her passion for volunteerism. She gives freely of her time and talent. With her passion and vision, Fashion Empowering Women Foundation is positioned for greatness. The use of fashion, film and music to support non-profits in our community is not only innovative but feasible. Everyone has the great ability to contribute to society and FEW provides a a mechanism that allows them to give of the talent, time, platform and resources to support the neediest in our community. FEW achieves sustainable results for a deserving nonprofit organizations in our community. The concept is ingenious. The impact, real.


Rating: 5

I supported Fashion Empowering Women Foundation during their production of The Vagina Monologues in April 2011 benefitting Our Place, DC, The DC Fashion Foundation and girls and women in Haiti. I was impressed by the passion and charisma of FEW's leadership team. A vibrant and incredibly intelligent group of women who have found their purpose in supporting nonprofits that empower girls and women. FEW's Social Innovator Volunteer Corp has provided me the opportunity to give back in a ways that makes sense for me. Tangible, concise yet immensely impactful. I am a Social Innovator and I support FEW for MANY!!