The Herrendorf Family Foundation provides opportunities for the next generation
By means of education, awareness and support through music, the arts and experiences.
Who was Hershel Herrendorf...
Hershel Herrendorf was born in Haifa Israel on July 8, 1949. He attended school in Haifa until the age of eleven when his father Samuel, Mother Pola and brother Joshua left Israel to be closer to pola’s only two surviving brothers in chicago. It saddened them to leave israel, but it was important to be surrounded by loving family.
He started working at the Chicago Mercantile at age sixteen and became extremely successful by the age of twenty-one. His hard work, motivation and drive to succeed were influenced by his desire to provide for his family. At age thirty-five he became a father to his first and only child, Kasondra. He was a devoted family man and years later became an uncle to Sam and Alexa when his brother Joshua had children. Hershel's values were always family first and to ensure that those he loved were always taken care of. His passion for success was always top of mind so that he could provide his family with more than he had growing up. During his last days, he instilled in his daughter how critical embracing the simplest things in life reap the greatest rewards. Hershel passed away suddenly on May 16, 2014 while flying home from spending a magical week in Vancouver with his daughter.
It is important to Joshua, Kasondra, SuZY and Joe to continue Hershel's legacy by providing means of opportunity and awareness through this philanthropic foundation.
"Giving is one of lifes' greatest gifts" - Hershel HerrendorF
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