NEW YORK — Robin Burns, president and chief executive of Intimate Beauty Corp., and Jay H. Baker, philanthropist and retired president of Kohl’s Department Stores, have been named to the board of directors of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Burns is also chairman of Cosmetic Executive Women, and is on the board and executive committee of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. She also serves on the board of S.C. Johnson Wax and Sons.
In 2001, Baker and his wife, Patty, gave $10 million to FIT for its capital campaign and to help fund the scholarship endowment. It was the largest single contribution in FIT’s history. In 2000, the Bakers established the Robert J. Suslow Scholarship Fund at FIT in honor of their friend, the late Suslow, former ceo of Saks Fifth Avenue and former president of Calvin Klein. Baker, under whose leadership from 1996 to 2000 Kohl’s grew into a $5 billion corporation, sits on the board of Kohl’s, Briggs & Stratton Corp., the Wharton School and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Fla.