Golde Family Scholarship

In Memory of Hellmut Golde

February 6, 1930 – April 17, 2019

Hellmut Golde was deeply committed to the mission of Heritage University and the students it serves. As one of Heritage University’s longest-serving board members, Hellmut provided guidance, wit and wisdom to the University beginning in 2005, retiring from the full board in 2018 but remaining on the Finance Committee of the board until the time of his passing. His thoughtful questions raised at board meetings are legendary and caused all to think deeply about every decision ensuring we remained true to the Heritage mission.

The Golde Family Scholarship has already provided critical scholarship funding for 89 students at Heritage since its establishment in 2006 and will continue to transform lives for generations to come.

Hellmut will be missed by all who knew this remarkable man, but his legacy will remain a fixture at Heritage for all time. A celebration of Hellmut’s life is scheduled for June 2, 2019 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Golde Family Scholarship at Heritage University may be made using the form below or to the Hellmut Golde Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Official obituary

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