Endowment Fund Contribution in Honor of Adel Kader
Adel's signature achievement was surely the development of the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center. From a loose affiliation of Postharvest Extension Specialists, who published sporadic issues of a postharvest bulletin, he developed what is widely recognized as the world's best source of postharvest information and education. His vision established the annual Postharvest Technology Short Course, now in its 35th year; the impact of this course, with more than 2,500 alumni, including students, researchers, teachers, regulators, and postharvest practtioners from around the world, is incalculable. To ensure the Center's continued vitality, he also developed, and was a tireless advocate for, the UC Davis Postharvest Program Endowment Fund.
The Kader Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts be made to the Postharvest Program Endowment Fund using a printable contribution form, or online using the following instructions.
- Click on University of California, Davis Make a Gift Page
- Select the option "Other Fund (please describe)"
- Type in "Postharvest Program Endowment Fund -07642"
- You may elect to specify that the gift is in memory of Dr. Adel A. Kader, and his family will receive notification.
Thank you very much for your support in this time of sorrow. We would love for you to share your memories of Adel with his family, friends and colleagues from around the world. A memorial page has been created on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdelKaderMemorial. If you could please post your stories and photos on the Adel Kader Memorial page, we would like to have all of this outpouring of love for Adel shared in one location.
On January 26, 2013 a memorial service will be held for Adel at the U.C. Davis Alumni Center with receptions before and after. Luncheon reception at 11 am, memorial at 1 pm, post-reception at 3 pm. Information on the memorial service will be updated on the memorial page.