Chante Washte Wicasha Endowment in Honor of David Kennedy

For more than 30 years, David Kennedy demonstrated enormous generosity and commitment to the College Fund. His legacy lives on in the impact he has had on our organization, the lives of our students, and across Indian Country. He was a major champion for Native issues, and his pro-bono work through Wieden+Kennedy, the agency he co-founded, has created a space for Native voices to be heard and celebrated in a way that simply did not exist. Thanks to his commitment doors, ears, hearts, and minds have been opened to the rich and beautiful stories of Native communities as well as the incredible power of education, which is demonstrated through our students every day. His final gift to us was the launch of This Is Indian Country, a national campaign designed to raise awareness by boldly representing our truth.

While College Fund staff and students join his family and countless friends in mourning his passing, we celebrate his accomplishments and look forward to continuing his legacy. Wopila tanka, David.

*All donations will go towards Chante Washte Wicasha Endowment (Good Hearted Man Endowment) in Honor of David Kennedy.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy

May 31, 1939 - October 10, 2021