Kendall College Trust (KCT), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, was established in 2008 with a mission to provide need-based financial assistance to Kendall College students pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or the culinary arts. KCT has awarded over one million dollars in scholarship funds to date, averaging approximately $250,000 annually. These funds provide vital support to the pursuit of our students’ dreams.

We provide scholarships as well as mentoring and internship placement opportunities. Scholarships, however, are core to our

mission. In addition to fundraising events, we rely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations for funding. Donations of any amount can be applied to our general scholarship fund. However, opportunities to sponsor individually named scholarships or underwrite specific fundraising and educational events are available.

An education is the most powerful gift one can give. Join us in our mission to make dreams a reality.

To discuss donation and sponsorship opportunities please contact us at or 312.752.2352.