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
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