San Diego State University has begun to raise money from the design community to create a scholarship in honor of Chad Shelton, who graduated with a Master Of Fine Arts in May 2016, and was killed on October 1 in a violent robbery in Las Vegas. He had begun his internship in September at PRG LV and three weeks later was killed at the age of 27. More information can be seen here.
The San Diego State University community is grieving. In an attempt to turn this horrific story around, they are hoping to raise $60,000 for a scholarship in Shelton's name. $60,000 would allow them to create an endowed scholarship that would give approximately $1,000 to a lighting student every year in perpetuity. It is one small way to make this amazing student's name live on.
"Chad Shelton was an incredible man, lighting designer, and colleague. I am reaching out to the lighting community to see if we can all help commemorate one of our own," says Anne McMillls, head of lighting design at San Diego State University. "Chad would have been a force in our community—his talent and good heart warranted a very bright future."
If you, your company, or anyone you know would be willing to help, please follow the instructions below:
To give online, visit the website: http://ttf.sdsu.edu/. Click on “Giving” in the upper right corner of the page.
On the next page, click the bright blue “Give Online” button on the lower right.
On the next page, enter your Donation Amount. Please give what you can. Any amount is welcome,
In the “Other Designation” box, please put: “TTF – Chad Shelton Fund”
If you prefer to mail a check, include “TTF — Chad Shelton Fund” in the note line.
Make checks payable to The Campanile Foundation, and mail to:
San Diego State University
Attn: The Campanile Foundation
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1968
Please feel free to reach out to Anne McMills with any further questions at: [email protected].