The Andy Keidel Fund was created to celebrate the life of Andrew L. Keidel (1977-2015). Through his alma mater, Yale University, Andy's family and friends have launched the Andy Keidel Undergraduate Endowment Fund to support and encourage entrepreneurship, creativity, and ingenuity among undergraduate students in the fields of engineering and computer science. The fund was established by Andy's family (parents Bob and Carole Keidel, sister Carly Keidel, and brother-in-law John Dykhouse) and his friends and college roommates (Jerad Beltz, Greg Bustamante, Kyusik Chung, Dan Sanchez, and David Yu).
Andy Keidel was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in suburban Philadelphia. A graduate of Germantown Friends School and Yale University, Andy was an engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded two companies: Mod My Life, an internet reality show, and Funzio, a mobile gaming company that was sold to the Japanese firm Gree in 2013. Andy was known for his curiosity, energy, and humor. He loved to explore, to build, and to understand the world around him, and he brought a thrill for adventure to all that he did.
About the Fund
The Andy Keidel Undergraduate Endowment Fund provides support to the academic and entrepreneurial activities of computer science students at Yale. It has been designed as a tribute to the types of student experiences, engineering projects, and social values that were exemplified by Andy.