The Foundation and its Mission

Marisol Deluna Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization formed to support the education and mentoring of students and professionals in the fashion and design arts in Texas. The San Antonio based Foundation works statewide in partnership with civic, corporate and government entities to promote educational initiatives and community benefits.


The Fashion Initiative

The Foundation’s Fashion Initiative provides creative education and mentoring opportunities in the fashion and design arts to students and professionals in Texas.


The Linda Luna Duffy Creative Hope Initiative

The Foundation’s Linda Luna Duffy Creative Hope Initiative provides creative education and mentoring opportunities for those with special needs in Texas.

About Linda Luna Duffy: A retired Special Education teacher, Linda was honored during her 35 year career with the distinction of Texas Teacher of the Year in 2001.  She taught encouraging inclusiveness with “I’m Special, You're Special”.  Her sisters Marisol and Laura have established this Initiative to expand Linda’s vision beyond a classroom.


Founder

Marisol Deluna is a New York fashion designer and native Texan.   A designer in New York since 1989, she is an Executive Member of Fashion Group International and sits on the Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council.   Deluna By Design, Inc.’s lifestyle label Marisol Deluna New York® was launched in 1997, offering signature apparel and accessory collections along with couture designs.   She currently resides in Manhattan yet remains loyal to her Texas roots.

Marisol supports the efforts of cultural, philanthropic and other non-profit organizations by providing mentorship and creating unique fashion designs.   Each item builds awareness, enhances public image and raises funds for various charitable projects internationally.   Examples include official items for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., the City of New York and the 4-H Club.


Director of Education


Assistant Director of Education


Board of Directors


Advisory Fashion Initiative Committee


Linda Luna Duffy Creative Hope Initiative Advisory Committee