Dear Friends,

As you know, we lost our beloved daughter, Candy, on January 16. To commemorate her, Candy’s father, Young Wei, and I set up a scholarship endowment fund in her name in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

It is an international travel fellowship for art students. This was an unfulfilled dream for Candy. Shortly before she passed away, she had collected brochures of art programs overseas in preparation for a study trip this summer.

We are seeking help from friends and family who wish to remember Candy’s life as an artist by offering a donation to The Candy R. Wei Memorial Endowment/Scholarship Fund. If you wish to help us out, you can make a donation online or send a check, made out to The University of Michigan, to the following address:

The Candy R. Wei Memorial Fund
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069 USA

If you have any questions concerning the fund, call Mary Alice Bankert at (734) 936-0678 or e-mail her at So many of you have asked how you could help in this time of sorrow. The growth of this Fund will help me and her family find a concentrated purpose in our loss, and to continue Candy’s legacy.

If you prefer not to make a donation now, I would also appreciate it if you could share my remembrance of Candy and celebrate her creativity by looking at her memorial web page:

We will greatly appreciate your expressions of support made through gifts to this fund.

Jing Wang