October 29, 2018 Coral Gables News

Kerdyk Family Donates $75K To Coral Gables Garden Club

Source: Miami Community Newspapers

By: Jeanne A. Becker

Photo: Miami Community Newspapers

Real Estate executive William H. “Bill” Kerdyk Jr., along with sisters Tracy Kerdyk and Kim Kerdyk, have donated $75,000 to the Coral Gables Garden Club in memory of their mother, Marlene Schulte Kerdyk.

The donation will be held in the Marlene Kerdyk Beautification Fund established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Its purpose is to support landscape beautification projects in the Coral Gables and improve the quality of life for its residents.

“Our mother was a wonderful person who provided us support, guidance and was the pillar of strength for our family,” William H. “Bill” Kerdyk Jr. said. “Her presence was felt for more than 30 years at the Coral Gables Garden Club. She was devoted to horticulture, gardening and preserving the environment for future generations.”

The Kerdyk family has a long track record of philanthropic support in the community. In October 2002, the Kerdyk Family Music Trust Scholarship Fund was established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation in memory of their father, William H. Kerdyk Sr., who shared his love of music with his own children and grandchildren.

A financial scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior who lives in Coral Gables and has shown an interest in music during high school. To date, more than 20 deserving music students have been awarded scholarships.

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