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Darrel Hendrickson Gift

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Darrel Hendrickson, formerly of Colfax, passed away in February 2016.  Community was a very important part of Darrel's life.  That love for his community is now being shared through a generous gift he bequeathed to the school district.  This gift of $4,500,000 will be used to award scholarships to graduates of Richland #44 for many years.

The Richland #44 Foundation was created to manage and award these funds.  Scholarships will be given in the name and loving memory of Lauritz and Marie Hendrickson, Betty Hendrickson, and Darrel Hendrickson. 

While the right words are hard to come up with for a gift of this magnitude, the Richland #44 School District, along with the school board, want to express how grateful they are for this overwhelmingly generous gift that will help many students in their educational endeavors.  Darrel's kind heart and love for children and education are very evident in this lasting legacy.