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 Foundation’s Fashion Initiative provides creative education and mentoring opportunities in the fashion and design arts to students and professionals in Texas.
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.
Marisol Deluna, a New York fashion designer since 1989, is a native Texan. 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. Marisol supports the efforts of cultural, philanthropic and non-profit organizations including her eponymous foundation by providing creative mentorship and awareness. She currently resides in Manhattan yet remains loyal to her Texas roots.