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Endowment Funds

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship has several established endowments to sustainably improve the excellence, effectiveness, and outreach of its programs:

Faculty Development

The Faculty Endowment ensures our ability to attract instructors who are outstanding professional woodworkers and designers from around the globe.

General Scholarships

The Scholarship Endowment gives life-changing educational opportunities to talented individuals who could not otherwise afford tuition for Workshops and Intensives.

Professional-track Scholarships

The Next Generation Scholarship Endowment opens our professional-track courses (the Nine-month Comprehensive, Furniture Intensive, and Turning Intensive) to the most promising candidates, regardless of means.

Teaching the Teachers Scholarships

The Teaching the Teachers Scholarship Endowment provides full-expense scholarships to instructors at schools and nonprofit service organizations that teach vocational woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities.

Studio Fellowships

The Studio Fellowship Endowment provides free bench space in our Fellowship Program to emerging furniture makers, turners, and carvers who seek advanced opportunities for creative and professional growth.

Endowed Fellowships

The Endowed Fellowships fund enables qualified candidates to participate in our Fellowship program, regardless of means, by covering expenses for lodging, meals, travel, and materials.

Visiting Artists

The Visiting Artists Endowment brings outstanding professional woodworkers on campus to explore fresh directions in their own work while mentoring Fellows and inspiring students.


The Maintenance Endowment keeps our campus, buildings, and equipment in topnotch condition by covering capital expenditures for their replacement and repair.

Messler Gallery

The Messler Gallery Endowment builds public awareness of design and craftsmanship in wood by expanding the gallery’s reach to new exhibitors and new audiences.

Chair for Executive Leadership

The Chair for Executive Leadership Endowment ensures the school’s ability to retain superlative executive leadership teams who will advance its program excellence and international stature.

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If would like to learn more about endowment opportunities at the Center, please contact the school’s Executive Director, Matt Hoggle, at 207-594-5611 or