Sonia's love for fashion goes beyond dressing women. She's passionate about instilling young students with the confidence and experience that's necessary to be a success in the fashion industry. So in 2010, the Sonia Steffes Student Support Fund was established to encourage and nurture students majoring in Fashion Merchandising at The University of Georgia. The endowment is crucial in providing the means for students to participate in the New York City summer study tour.  

This year's recipients are:


"This study tour will provide me with key industry insight and prepare me for the fast-paced environment that will be my future! I'm looking forward to gaining a better understanding of the corporate fashion world." -Krizia, graduating 2018 

"I have always wanted to live in New York City, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to get a taste of the city's fashion industry. I hope to work as a stylist after graduation." -Aislin, graduating 2017 

"New York is an important hub for fashion, so I'm excited to be exposed to the industry in a whole new way. I would like to return to the city after graduation." -Gabrielle, graduating 2017 


 Would you like to make a donation to the endowment? Click here. Your contribution provides deserving students with the unique experience of learning through the global community.