Jan 07, 2016

NGWREF Establishes Memorial Scholarship for Western Hydro Cofounder

Richard Haderer served as president and CFO of Western Hydro Inc. for 38 years

Paul Haderer, brother of the late Richard Haderer—a fellow cofounder of Western Hydro Inc. of Hayward, Calif.—has made a gift to the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to establish a scholarship named in honor of Richard.

“I had the honor of working with Rich when he served the association in leadership roles,” says Kevin McCray, CAE, executive of the NGWREF and its parent organization, the National Ground Water Assn. “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.”

A $10,000 minimum gift is necessary to establish a named scholarship within the NGWREF’s larger Len Assante Scholarship Fund. In 2015, the NGWREF 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 Rd., Westerville, Ohio, 43081) and should note that it is being made to the fund honoring 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. He also served for 12 years on the NGWA Suppliers Division Board and was later president of the division.