The annual Parsons Benefit raises funds to support scholarships for students at The New School in New York City. As a collaboration between Parsons School of Design and The New School's College of Performing Arts, the Benefit combines musical performance and the presentation of end-of-year fashion student collections,showcasing the next generation of creative talent.
Parsons School of Design is the only major design school embedded within a comprehensive university, The New School. At Parsons, artists, designers, and scholars learn to devise design-led approaches to complex contemporary problems--from sustainability to social and economic inequalities to globalization in creative industries.
The College of Performing Arts is a progressive artistic center housed within The New School in one of the world’s greatest performing arts cities, New York City. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for aspiring musicians, composers, actors, directors, writers, and performers of all kinds through three renowned schools: Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz, and the School of Drama.