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St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer makes $300M gift to university

The Kummers’ new gift will be used to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla has received a $300 million donation from a St. Louis businessman and his wife that’s the state’s largest-ever gift in higher education.

Fred Kummer, the founder and chairman of St. Louis-based HBE Corp., and his wife, June, made the gift to a new nonprofit, the Kummer Institute Foundation, to support Missouri S&T, the university announced Monday.

The Kummers’ new gift will be used to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, provide scholarships and fellowships for students, and bolster the Rolla region’s economy, officials said.

Fred Kummer, 91, built HBE, which he started in 1960, into a leading design-build firm for health care, officials said. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T, then known as the Missouri School

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The Black In Fashion Council & Fred Segal Teamed Up To Support Emerging Designers

In June, Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner and founder of Sandrine Charles Consulting Sandrine Charles, created the Black In Fashion Council, an organization designed to hold the fashion industry accountable for the commitments they made earlier in the year in regard to diversifying their workplaces and uplifting Black talent. On Thursday, the organization announced a partnership with Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal to further amplify its mission. As part of the partnership, the Black In Fashion Council and Fred Segal launched the Season Zero design contest, which gives early-stage designers the opportunity to acquire not only funding to build their brands, but also mentorship from both BIFC and Fred Segal and retail space at Fred Segal’s West Hollywood flagship store. In the press release, Charles said, “Fred Segal was one of the first brands to not only join the Black in Fashion Council, but also pinpoint areas of

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Fred Segal Partners With Black in Fashion Council to Launch Season Zero Design Contest

The inaugural design competition will support emerging designers and artisans within the creative and fashion industries

Fred Segal, the iconic Los Angeles based experiential retailer, is teaming up with the Black in Fashion Council, an organization dedicated to securing the advancement of Black people within the industry, to launch the Season Zero design contest. The annual competition will begin accepting submissions on Oct. 1, and is open nationwide to early stage designers and artisans in an effort to provide a platform for unestablished members of the fashion and creative industries.

The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash reward, a coveted pop-up showcasing the designer’s work at Fred Segal’s flagship location in West Hollywood for the Spring 2021 season and a prestigious mentorship opportunity with Fred Segal and the Black in Fashion Council. The contest will also recognize the second and third place runner ups, who will each receive

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The History Of The Iconic Fred Perry Polo, And Why The Proud Boys Adopted It

The Proud Boys seem quite joyful about their passing, if weirdly coded and freighted, presidential shout-out in the first televised slugfest between the incumbent and his challenger on September 29th. As mentions by any sitting president would do, no matter the circumstance, it seemed to buttress them. Ironically, the day before this unexpected boost on the very hottest of national stages, the British sportswear/fashion brand Fred Perry issued a no-doubt press-release declaring that it was removing the now-iconic Proud Boys uniform, what’s called the “twin-tipped” (aka, double-striped), polo in black with yellow stripes from the market in the U.S. and Canada, as a result of the Proud Boys’ wholesale love for

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Fred Perry pulls polo shirt over far-right Proud Boys association

  • Fred Perry pulled sales of a black-and-yellow polo shirt in the US and Canada in September 2019 because it was worn by members of the far-right Proud Boys group, it said Thursday.
  • The British company described the association as “incredibly frustrating,” adding that the company is “in no way affiliated with the Proud Boys.”
  • The polo shirt won’t be sold in North America until the association has ended, the company said.
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Fashion brand Fred Perry pulled a polo shirt from sale in September 2019 after it was appropriated by the far-right Proud Boys group in North America, the company said in a statement on Thursday, September 24.

The British casualwear company said it was “incredibly frustrating” that the Proud Boys, the all-male group that encourages political violence, have used a black-and-yellow shirt “to their own ends.”

“Fred Perry does not support and is

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