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NGWREF scholarship set up to honour late Richard Haderer


January 7, 2016
By Ground Water Canada

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Westerville, OH – Paul Haderer, brother of the late Richard Haderer, a fellow cofounder of Western Hydro Inc., Hayward, Calif., has made a gift to the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation to establish a scholarship named in honour of Richard.


“I had the honor of working with Rich when he served the Association in leadership roles,” said Kevin McCray, CAE, executive of the Foundation and its parent organization, the National Ground Water Association, in a news release.

“A scholarship named for him is fitting recognition and any young person who receives an award in his name will learn and grow from Rich’s life, leadership, and generosity,” McCray said.

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A $10,000 minimum gift is necessary to establish a named scholarship within the Foundation’s larger Len Assante Scholarship Fund. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $25,000 from the scholarship fund to 15 students entering a field of study serving, supporting, or promoting the groundwater professions.

Corporations and individuals desiring to join in honoring Richard Haderer may make a tax-deductible charitable gift to NGWREF (601 Dempsey Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081) and should note that it is being made to the fund honouring Richard Haderer. All gifts will receive acknowledgement from the Foundation.

During the 38 years he participated in the growth of Western Hydro, a leading water well industry supplier serving eight Western states and Mexico, Richard served as president and chief financial officer of the firm.

Richard also served for 12 years on the NGWA Suppliers Division Board and was later president of the division.