ART SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We are proud to announce The Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Named in honor of influential mid-century modernist New York City-based black jewelry designer Art Smith, a group of 50 jewelry industry brands have joined forces to start a $50,000 Endowment at FIT that will create ongoing scholarships and mentorships to support black students attending the Jewelry Design program. People of color are historically underrepresented in the jewelry industry and our goal is to turn that statistic around — with your help —one student at a time.

The Endowment is now open for donations of any amount. For detailed information on how to send your contribution by check or wire, please contact: randi@forfuturereference.com.

We stand with the Black community and with all victims of racism. We will continue investing our time, energy and resources to support communities that have been historically marginalized, and we will increase our efforts to fight for the systemic changes that are so urgently needed.


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