F. Ward Crafts '67: The Many Ways of Giving Back
Grateful for his GMI degree, Ward is paying that gratitude back to the University with his financial support via several different methods.
Each year, Ward gives to the General Motors Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund that supports upper class students who need additional funds to continue their Kettering education.
Ward is also a member of the Heritage Circle after naming Kettering as a beneficiary of his IRA. The Heritage Circle is a Kettering University Donor Recognition Society, which honors alumni, and friends who have arranged future gifts to the University through a will, trust or other estate planning tools.
And most recently, Ward established the F. Ward ’67 and M. Anita Schuler-Crafts Scholarship to support American Indian students after recognizing that American Indians are one of the most underrepresented groups in STEM education.
Ward values his education and is grateful for the co-op education he received. He is modest in his success, crediting a number of people who were instrumental in influencing his career.
To learn more about creating a scholarship at Kettering University, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (800) 955-4464, ext. 9746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.