The 26th annual fashion show and auction will take place Feb. 18 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Students can either choose to become a model in the fashion show or buy a ticket to attend for $25. Tickets can be purchased through a sorority member. All proceeds from the fashion show and auction will go to The Women’s Center of Tarrant County.
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County is a rape crisis and victim services organization, which offers violence education and prevention to women in Fort Worth.
“The money raised at the fashion show helps provide hope and healing to victims of violence through counseling, crisis and legal services,” events manager at The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Roberta Rotondo, said.
Although the TCU chapter has many events year-round for their philanthropy, like the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes race, the fashion show offers opportunities for involvement and support from the TCU community as well as Fort Worth in general.
“The participation of the TCU and the Fort Worth community is very special to us and makes our show the success that it is” A Chi O Fashion Show Chair, Del Aguilar, said.
The event takes place every year during the sorority’s mom’s weekend and is a great way to highlight A Chi O as a home away from home, said Lindsay Tretton, VP membership programming.
Rotondo said she has never missed a fashion show and loves to meet the moms of all the ladies she works with throughout the year.
“They have created a culture that develops and shapes the philanthropic spirit of young women,” said Rotondo when speaking of the members of A Chi O.
Last year, the fashion show raised over $110,000 and the chapter hopes to increase the earnings during this year’s event.