The Steven Kretchmer Memorial Scholarship Fund for Metallurgy has been established in memory of Steven Kretchmer, master goldsmith and metallurgist, who passed away on July 8, 2006.
Those who knew Steven well witnessed his passion and commitment to the continued exploration of the convergence of art and science in precious metals. He worked tirelessly towards the invention of new metal alloys and techniques while testing the limits of physics with his innovative designs. His passion for discovery was boundless.
In this spirit, and in his legacy, the industry along with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has created the Steven Kretchmer Memorial Scholarship Fund for Metallurgy to provide ongoing assistance to talented design students.
Benefactors and contributors to the endowment fund insure necessary principal is available to provide substantive scholarships into the future.
Please send all checks made payable to the Rhode Island School of Design. On the memo portion of the check, please indicate the gift is in memory of Steven Kretchmer.
For credit card contributions, please call (401) 454-6323 to provide the necessary information.
The address to send payments is:
Ms. Louise Parent Olson
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street