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Grace Jordan Howard

Grace Jordan Howard Foundation

Grace Jordan Howard served as Georgia Chapter Administrator for the American Society of Interior Designers for 18 years before losing her battle to ovarian cancer on March 15, 2013. The Grace Jordan Howard Foundation was established in her loving memory.

Grace joined the Georgia Chapter as Administrator in 1994. Her soft-spoken strength, humble demeanor, wise counsel and patience made her a cherished advisor to all who passed through ASID’s doors. In 2009, Grace was recognized at the ASID National Convention for her outstanding work as an Administrator. Two years later, “Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles” magazine featured her as one of the “Most Influential People in the Atlanta Design Community”.

“Grace shared with me the LOVE she had for not only good design and ASID, but for the PEOPLE in ASID”.
~ Laura Shine Lee

The Foundation

Guiding and assisting interior design students was one of Grace’s most cherished responsibilities as Chapter Administrator. The Grace Jordan Howard Foundation will provide annual scholarships to Student Members of Georgia ASID who demonstrate chapter and community involvement, design excellence, and high academic standards. To be eligible, candidates must be juniors or seniors enrolled in college-level interior design or architecture programs that require 40 semester or 60 quarter credit hours.

Members of the ASID Georgia Student Chapters from the following Universities and Colleges will be considered:

  • Art Institute of Georgia
  • Athens Technical College
  • Brenau University
    • Atlanta & Gainesville
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    • Savannah & Atlanta
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University

Scholarship Awards





Fund Administrators

  • Georgia Chapter of ASID


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Grace Jordan Howard Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the link below:

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer. For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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