FIT's Donor Walk

donor walk in front of FIT's new academic building
Create a Permanent Legacy with a Name on FIT’s First Donor Walk

Celebrate a person, group, or organization by having a name engraved on FIT’s new Donor Walk. You or your company can purchase a space on the walkway—a place of honor on this prominent new campus feature.

  • An enduring tribute to a loved one
  • A unique gift to a graduate or graduating class
  • A meaningful salute to a notable person or organization
  • A commemoration of your own FIT experience

The name of your choice will become a permanent part of the campus and the New York cityscape. 

About the Donor Walk

The Donor Walk will be located in front of a striking, state-of-the-art building now being constructed on West 28th Street—the first new academic facility on FIT’s campus in more than 40 years. The building will be a lively new center of creative energy for FIT and the Chelsea neighborhood. The glass façade makes the life of the college visible to the street, bringing an exciting synergy to the area.

A name on the Donor Walk is a tax-deductible gift to FIT. Funds raised from this project will help secure the college’s future for generations of students to come.

You can purchase a larger inscription (2-inch high letters; 35-character maximum, including spaces) or a smaller inscription (1-inch high letters; 45-character maximum, including spaces), with a range of text options. View a larger image of the pavers.

Purchase by June 1, 2024 to ensure your inscription is present when the building opens in the fall. A limited number of spots are available.

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Donor Walk FAQs

A large inscription costs $1,500. A small inscription costs $750.

The large inscription has letters that are two inches high. The small inscription is one inch high.

A large inscription can have a maximum of 35 characters, including spaces. A small inscription can have a maximum of 45 characters, including spaces.

There can be three large inscriptions or four small inscriptions on each paver.

Inscription Type Example Number of Characters
Family The Lees: Avery, Jen, Dylan & Maddy 35
Alum Avery Lee, Class of 2003 24
In Memoriam In Loving Memory of John Smith 30
In Memoriam, Class Year In Loving Memory of John Smith ’72 34
Couple or Two Friends Morgan & Taylor, Class of 2007 30
Friends, Three or More Kim, Riley & Liz, Class of 2019 31
Company Unconventional Minds Inc. 25

All inscriptions must be in English.

It will be on a walkway directly in front of FIT’s new building, now being constructed on West 28 th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues.

Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2023 with occupancy in spring 2024.

For more information about the Donor Walk or the inscriptions, please contact the FIT Foundation at (212) 217-4100