Monday, October 4, 2010

The Risa Pulver Project

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new business venture The Risa Pulver Project. Over the past twenty years I have used many of my talents in the worlds of fashion, events and philanthropy. The Risa Pulver Project will offer personalized styling and shopping customized to each client's needs. My more than 20 year background in Fundraising, Development and Special Events will enable to offer consulting to Not for Profits and Individuals. Networking and Personal connections make things happen. People give to People.....

I graduated from The Fashion of Institute of Technology with a BS in Marketing and degrees in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and Home Fashion Design. I have always loved fashion and shopping. I worked for my father in his retail shoe stores from the time I was 12 until 19, every Saturday. His stores were located in East Harlem. I had an amazing experience and learned so much while working for him. I learned about all different types of people. Our customers were Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Haitian, Central American, and African American. I learned about shopping patterns, selling skills and buying merchandise for your customer not for your own taste. I started earning $15 a day in 1977 and by 1984 I was making $50 a day. I would save up and look forward to going to NYC, Roosevelt Field Mall, and "The Flea Market" at Roosevelt Raceway. Any one who grew up on Long Island in the 70's and 80's knows the Flea Market! I worked in the Fashion Industry before, during and after graduating from FIT. I left the fashion industry in 1989 and went into a career working for Manufacturers Hanover and Chemical Bank in the "Home" Banking Division. Back then we called it Home Banking not Online Banking. My fashion background has always been with me. Over the past 25 years I have gotten very involved with charitable efforts on behalf of many deserving organizations. My charity of choice is The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.
There is always time to incorporate giving back to society with your time and or money. I hope we are all doing something for someone else......