Fashion with a Focus: helping the less fortunate at Pierce College

Fashion with a Focus is an upcoming event to raise money for the Pierce College Foundation.

Sydnee Smith, Reporter

Fashion with a Focus is an upcoming event put on by Gregory Marks, a Pierce College alumni and founder of Right Now Today, and Paul Gerhardt, a professor at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. All net proceeds from the night will go to the Pierce College Fund for homeless and struggling students. Their goal is to raise $5,000 to $10,000.

The event is a fashion show being held at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma on November 4th. The event will run from 7pm-11pm. The lobby will be free entrance. In the lobby will be live music from three local artists, Xola, a rapper who has worked with Sir Mix-a-lot and will be bringing his son to rap on stage with him, Kendi Fresh, a young rapper and Cosmos, a local band. The lobby will also have screens that can be used to watch the fashion show.

To get into the fashion show one must purchase a ticket. General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $100. There will also be a raffle. One big prize of the raffle is a plane ride over Seattle/Tacoma/Mt. Rainer area. VIP tickets will come with a few free raffle tickets.

The event showcases 18 models who are students from Pierce College and a 19th feature model. The feature model will be Sydney Rochelle Bodner, a model from Hawaii. The outfits will all be from Plato’s Closet, a used clothes retailer that offers discounted and affordable prices.

Gerhardt stated, “This is a one of a kind event.” It is created to help struggling students be able to get the resources they need and graduate on time. The event will be completely child friendly. The local PBS station will even be attending to showcase this event.

Tickets for the event are available at:


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Fashion with a Focus: helping the less fortunate at Pierce College

by Sydnee Smith time to read: 1 min