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Kendra Pérez Memorial Scholarship

$26,281
105%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
97 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 01, at 12:00 AM PST
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Kendra Pérez Memorial Scholarship

Welcome to the Kendra Pérez Memorial Scholarship.

When Kendra Pérez was asked why she was interested in theater, film, and television, she would often reply, “I want to do it all.” The truth of the matter is, Kendra did just that. She was a generous scene partner and vivid performer on stage and on screen, a developing director with a distinct vision, and a passionate writer with a plethora of personal stories that she yearned to share with the world. In addition to these many talents, Kendra was also a skilled teacher who pushed her students to the best of their abilities and inspired her colleagues to become more engaging, bold, and compassionate educators. Kendra’s talent knew no boundaries; she was fearless and never let any opportunities pass her by. She encouraged her students and peers to have the same joyful, daring, and positive attitude towards their craft.

The interdisciplinary MFA acting program at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television gave Kendra the opportunity to explore her many interests and continue to hone her skills as an educator and artist. With love, support, and perspective from her hometown of Laredo, Texas, she moved to Los Angeles to make her dreams a reality. The Kendra Pérez Memorial Scholarship will support an MFA acting student who gives voice to the unique perspective of Latinx actors. It will give this student the chance to grow as an artist just as Kendra did during her time at UCLA. By donating to this fund, you will keep Kendra’s memory alive and spread her warmth and encouragement towards those interested in growing as artists and professionals in theater, film, and television.

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

The Tony

For the number of Tony Awards, we all know Kendra should have and would have received.

13 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$27

Birthday Pledge

On November 19th Kendra would have turned 27 years old. Happy Birthday, Chiquita! Your spirit lives on.

16 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$80

Acting T20 Legacy

Kendra touched the lives of 80 undergraduate students when she taught The Basics of Acting T20 class at UCLA. Your gift will ensure that Kendra’s teaching legacy continues.

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$120

The Handshake

Kendra shook the hands of each and every one of her students before they entered the studio. 10 weeks a quarter, two times a week, Kendra taught 20 students per class for two quarters at UCLA – that’s 120 handshakes. Let’s keep the tradition going.

9 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$250

Character Drive

Kendra was one of a kind and loved creating new characters. From Mother Courage to Desdemona, she could have played 250 more.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017

$420

Lasting Impression

Kendra’s spent about 420 days at UCLA - all too short a time, but long enough to leave a lasting impact on her colleagues, students, professors and everyone she touched at UCLA.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$732

Presente

The total number of students enrolled in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA in 2017. Kendra’s absence is felt every day, but her leadership and creativity will remain with all of us forever. Presente

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$1,412

Laredo to Hollywood

A Texas girl at heart, Kendra’s theatrical adventures brought her 1412 miles from Laredo, to Hollywood where she would pursue a life changing program at UCLA TFT. Your gift will enable another student to fulfill their dreams.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$5,000

The Encore

The number of bravas, curtain calls and roses Kendra Strongheart Perez deserves forever and always.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$11,000

The Giver

$11,000 is the approximate number of dollars Kendra received in UCLA TFT scholarship awards, such as this very special Kendra Pérez Memorial Scholarship. Let’s make this dream come true for another UCLA TFT student.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018
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