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Why Sponsor Runway?

Buffalo State College’s Fashion and Textile Technology Department welcomes you to view the best work of our talented student designers. RUNWAY is one of the most anticipated fashion events in Buffalo, New York. This year we are celebrating 10 successful years of Runway! Join us April 22, 2017 in our one time only SPECIAL venue – Buffalo State Sports Arena, as we reflect on the past shows and honor our fashion alumni. Join the stampede of stilettos as Bengals take the stage and thousands will witness how fierce our students are at designing, producing, volunteering and collaborating.

The fashion show will feature FTT alumni & celebrity stylist Ade Samuel, Marla Coniglio Exec VP of Sales, Eastmand Machine, Patti Lawley co-owner of ANNARLETTE, and fashion phototgrapher Luke Copping as RUNWAY judges, 25+ student designers, red carpet, local celebrities, silent auction, win a trip to NYC – Raffle, music by DJ Crop Top, photo booth, RUNWAY fashion exhibit, refreshments and RUNWAY merchandise.

We are seeking local businesses to provide financial support in return for visibility on Buffalo State campus and Buffalo community influencers, heavy-hitters and most fashionable. Your donations will benefit the fashion students of Buffalo State College and the RUNWAY fashion show production. Because our student production relies on donations to support our efforts, we are seeking fiscal sponsorships or product donations for our event. We are reaching out to you because we feel that our audience and your organization would be a great partnership for RUNWAY.

All levels of sponsorship are open for discussion as we would love to include anyone with passion to help the cause while exposing their brand to 2,000+  RUNWAY guests.  We hope that you will lend your support for the 10th annual RUNWAY fashion show! Feel free to contact Erin Habes (716-628-9244, for additional information.


Students and Faculty of the Fashion Textile Technology Department

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