Omar Ahmad (FL 1982)

The National Youth Science Camp Delegation of 1982 has requested that the National Youth Science Foundation recognize contributions made in the memory of Omar Ahmad.

Donations made in the memory of Mr. Ahmad, include the following:


San Mateo County Transit District
Penisula Corridor Joint Power Board
Cantina Software
Ms. Amena Akmal
Mr. Troy Arnett
Ms. Donna Avanzino
Mr. and Mrs. Marco Babich
Ms. Annette Baird
Ms. Leah Berry
Dr. Andrew N. Blackwood and Ms. Holly M. Blackwood
Ms. Laurie Cudworth
Ms. Michelle Fraedrich
Mr. Robert Grassilli
Ms. Anne McDonough
Mr. Darrell Murray
Ms. Susan Raymond
Mr. Mark Sanicki
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spevacek
Ms. Erica Umback
Ms. Stacey Wagner
Ms. Cynthia Wolloch

Contributions $1000 and above:

Mr. Steve Blasberg
Mrs. Semele Heller

Donate via the Camp Store

From the Foundation’s Chairman, the Honorable Ronald G. Pearson: The National Youth Science Foundation received with great sadness the news that a loyal and prestigious alumnus, Omar Ahmad, died suddenly of a heart attack.  Omar, like many of our alumni, gave unselfishly of his ideas, and energy to help the Foundation become a stronger organization at a critical point in its existence. He often provided ideas and encouragement to many NYSC Directors and to Foundation Trustees. He sought ways to strengthen the NYSC program, and permit it to be able to reach more students each year. Most recently in July 2010, I had the pleasure of meeting with Omar in San Francisco and received his encouragement for plans the Foundation is considering to attract students from the Middle East to a new program. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge receipt of the news of his passing. I know that he will be missed by many of his fellow alumni and friends and his local community of San Carlos, California, where he served as Mayor.

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