About the Foundation

Developing the next generation of business leadership for career success in the diverse world of work.

The James S. Kemper Foundation is a private operating foundation that focuses primarily on funding and managing the Kemper Scholars Program.

The three-year professional development program provides scholarships, mentorship, internships, and an introduction to the insurance industry to help a diverse group of undergraduate students successfully launch their business careers.

In addition to funding the Kemper Scholars Program, the James S. Kemper Foundation awards a limited number of grants by invitation only and does not entertain letters of inquiry or grant proposals.

Learn about the Foundation’s history

JAMES S. KEMPER FOUNDATION FOUNDED

KEMPER SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOUNDED

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Board of Directors

Joseph P. Lacher

Board Chairman

Tom Evans

Secretary

John Boschelli

Trustee

Charles Brooks

Trustee

Jim McKinney

Trustee

Chris Mullins

Trustee

Staff

Jerry Fuller

President

Jenn Merriman

Treasurer & Program Manager

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We will be accepting applications beginning Friday, August 23, 2019.