Anderson Dale Bard Education Fund
My son was a bright, witty, special kid, our only child, who will never get to grow up. I hope your heart will open to help us do this last thing for our beautiful boy.
The Anderson Dale Bard Education Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit Charitable Trust established in memory of our son, who died October 27, 2014. The goals of the trust are to: Foster education with emphasis placed on unique, creative thinkers pursuing fields of study such as Marine Science, Astronomy, Technology or Engineering; Assist persons exhibiting academic commitment and good character to obtain a post-secondary education, with strong consideration given to students with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities; Create and establish scholarships, fellowships and other methods of improving the education and techniques for prospective members of the community meeting the above criteria.
Visit the Education Fund website, where:
- Donations can be made to the trust
- Scholarship applications for San Pedro High School/John M. & Muriel Olguin Campus seniors may be downloaded
The first annual scholarship awards in Anderson's name were given out at the San Pedro High School Magnet Pin Ceremony on May 31st and the Senior Recognition Night on June 1st:
Thank you all so much for making this possible. We are honored to contribute to the future for these students, and look forward to helping many more in the years to come.
We look forward to growing the fund, and helping out many more students in the years to come.
We would like to thank the entire community, and especially the faculty at LAUSD, for their strong and continued support in creating this legacy for our son.
Application for San Pedro High School/John M. & Muriel Olguin Campus seniors may be downloaded here:
Anderson was a great friend to us, and it claws at my heart that i have to bear this truth. I attended SPHS with him and although i have graduated this year, i can still remember the shining smiles he gives out in club. I will truly miss him, and he will be forever in my heart.
My daughter, Savannah Parker, attended SPHS w/Anderson & got to know him this year, her 1st yr attending SPHS. They nicknamed him "cow eyes" b/c of his beautiful eyes/eye lashes. She was so devastated when she found out Tues. she cried the whole day & wrote a song (w/her guitar)
Anderson will now have a memorial brick at the st. louis zoo, next to the fountain at the entrance, where millions of people will see his name for many years to come. I was proud to be able to call him my nephew, He will always be part of my family.
Anderson will live in our heart forever. ~ The Salas Family
Of all my years in the Marine Mammal field, one of the biggest blessings I have had was to experience of Anderson Bard. He exercised his gift of hospitality during a Christmas gathering when he engaged in our conversation. He shared a story about his cat. I don't even remember the details because I was so blown away by his compassion and determination to give this animal another chance at life (which I believe is built into the DNA of the Bard family). He had an incredible ability to paint a picture of this story in full color to the point where you felt like you were right there -- and this was when he was much younger. In my all too limited exposure to Anderson, I felt very privileged to have crossed paths with him. I knew he was one very special and gifted young man, who was probably able to carry on a conversation with anyone soon after he first learned to talk. This world became a better place because of him and he is an inspiration of how important it is to reach out to others. Thank you, David and Ronnie, for bring Anderson into the world and sharing him with us. There will come a day when there are no more tears, when great joy returns and we will meet again.
Ronnie and David, my heart is breaking for you and our family. With love always, Priscilla Bard
David and Ron, We love you guys.
I'm so sorry. I remember your son from some of the MMCC events. Especially the one he attended dressed as Charlie Chaplain. My thoughts are with your family.
David and Ronnie, So sad to hear of the loss of your son. I can only imagine how tough it is, just know that you have many people that love and care for you and that are there for you if u need them. Let me know if you need anything at all. Gonna make a donation tonite when I get home from work, hope that will help. David, you have brought me such joy by letting me volunteer at the MMCC, please know I am here if you need anything. Peace, Danny Bress.
David and Ronnie - Sending my condolences and looking for the right words to say. I love and care about you very much and hope that the support of friends, and family (including our family) will give you the strength to handle this devastating loss.
Laura your Cvs Pharmacy technician
Ronnie: the Crestwood family is devastated by your loss. I remember Anderson running around Bandini for the Santa's breakfast! He will be missed, that smile. Praying for you.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bard, We were devastated for you to hear of Anderson's passing. Mrs. Bard I recall a few conversations about your son and field trips that you were going on with him and on Fridays when I asked what you would be doing, you would state that you were going to spend time with your son in some way. I had also heard that Anderson would often go to the Mammal Center to help out his father. You are wonderful, hands-on parents and Anderson was blessed to have you just as much as you were blessed to have him. We hope that answers and resolution come quickly so that the healing process can begin. We are so sorry for your loss.
David & Ronnie,.I want to let you both know my heart goes out to you.both. My deepest sympathy to you .
We'd like to express our deepest sorrow and sympathies to you and all your family. ~The Kambarian Family.
...for him. I'm so sorry for your loss. You & your husband are in our prayers.