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In 1928, Helen Miller Kendall, an accomplished artist, philanthropist, and wife of furniture design legend David Wolcott Kendall, established the David Wolcott Kendall Memorial School to continue her husband's legacy of creativity, education, and innovation. Today more than 90 years since its founding, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) remains committed to this initial charge.  

As a college within Ferris, KCAD prepares students for leadership in design, the visual arts, and art history; provides innovative, collaborative education that fosters intellectual growth and individual creativity; and promotes artists and designers' ethical and civic responsibilities locally and globally. January 2021 also marked the 20th anniversary of the merger between KCAD and Ferris State University. As a campus community, KCAD takes pride in the elements of the college that make our learning community unique and values the opportunities that are a direct result of the college's partnership with Ferris. 

Like college students everywhere, many KCAD students face financial barriers to their education. The support of scholarship opportunities by KCAD alumni, friends, and employees helps to alleviate some of the student loan debt that may hinder a student's path to and following graduation. Part of KCAD's vision for the future is to increase the number of donor-supported scholarships available for students. 

Now is an incredible time to be part of this vision: through June of 2023, all gifts to the KCAD General Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar-per-dollar through the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge, doubling the impact of your support. Help make a difference in the lives of these visionary students by supporting KCAD today. 

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Kendall College of Art and Design is a part of Ferris State University. All gifts donated to KCAD are processed through the Ferris Foundation for tax acknowledgement.