Get Involved

What does it take to succeed in the culinary and hospitality business?

Ambition. Talent. A willingness to work hard. And more. It takes education.

Many Kendall College students need help to cover the cost of that education. They have the willingness to work hard, talent, and ambition but they need our help to make it a reality. We provide financial support to students in financial need.

Where did we get the money to do that? We have an endowment; earnings from out endowment go to scholarships. Kendall College Trust is also supported by funding from private donors including individuals, corporations and foundations.

In addition, there are a number of fundraising events and activities to help supplement the continuation of the endowment.

To ensure our next generation of Kendall College students to complete their goals of a quality education, they need our help and we need your help to continue to make their dreams a reality.

Please consider getting involved either monetarily, as a mentor or as a volunteer.

How to Get Involved



Please consider making a gift today to help provide scholarships to students with financial need. It’s easy to give. Mail a check to us, payable to Kendall College Trust, or click on the “donate”  button to make a donation online through PayPal. (You don’t need a PayPal account – just click to use a credit card).

A “named” or “memorial” scholarship may be established with a minimal annual contribution of $7,500 with a three year commitment.  The donor may stipulate a program of study within the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management programs.

Your contribution is tax-deductible as provided by law. Be sure to give us your address so we can send you an acknowledgement letter with the receipt you will need to deduct your gift.

Your gift will help more students get the education they need to do a great job wherever they go – in Chicagoland and elsewhere.



Whether you are looking to get involved in great events that help raise funds for student scholarships or are interested in becoming a mentor for an emerging culinary, hospitality or business professional, Kendall College Trust has an opportunity for you.


Host an Event

Looking for a way to help the Kendall College Trust provide valuable resources for students? Hosting an event is a fun, easy way to raise much needed funds to help make a difference to help educate the future leaders of tomorrow in the industry. From community walks, food events, to golf outings, the opportunities to support the vital mission of the Kendall College Trust are endless.



We rely on our partners and sponsors to further and continue our programming efforts to bring more educational opportunities to students who would otherwise not be able to complete and extend their educational goals. We are very thankful to our partners and look forward to adding more like-minded organizations.