Spotlight on Testimonials

“Your generosity has given me countless opportunities that otherwise would have been unaffordable to me. Throughout the years your belief in my work has instilled a great amount of confidence within me. I have nothing but the utmost respect for you; the greatest patrons of the arts in all of New York City. Thank you for bringing me into the Hadar Foundation family. You changed my life. Your belief, support and encouragement have strengthened me. For that I love you both.”

—Andrew Greer, Emerson College, Class of 2006, BFA in Acting. Program Coordinator, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory.


“If it weren’t for your generous and caring nature, I would not be blessed with a wonderful college education, my summer European trip, and my new Loree oboe.”

—Belinda Rosen, University of Michigan, Class of 2016, B.Mus. in Oboe Performance. Student at Stony Brook University, MMus (Oboe Performance), degree to be awarded in 2018.


“Thank you for what you did for me when I was eighteen. The financial support made my education possible, but more than that, being a Hadar Scholar made me feel that I was part of something. It meant so much to know that you saw something in me and decided to give me an opportunity to develop my talent. It was particularly crucial at that time in my life, as I had recently lost my parents, was feeling a bit lost and not confident. I can’t express how much Richard & Mica Hadar, and their wonderful foundation has meant to me, and how important it has been to my belief in myself.”

—Grace Wilentz, Harvard, Class of 2007, BA in Poetry and Photography; pursuing a Masters in Human Rights Law at Oxford University. Executive Coordinator of YouAct: European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Dublin.


“It is truly people like you who help young artists such as myself as well as every other Hadar Scholar achieve their dreams and encourage us to do for others as you have done for us. Mr. and Mrs. Hadar, the helping hand you have extended upon myself and other Hadar scholars is something not to be forgotten, but reciprocated and paid forward.”

—Leopold Manswell, attended the University of Minnesota for acting, which he left for a pilot TV series and is now enrolled at Lehman College. Recently performed in Stealing Cars (dir. Bradley Kaplan), a film that debuted in April 2015.


“You two are like guardian angels that I cannot begin to fathom how I come to deserve. I am forever thankful and grateful for your help and guidance.”

—Nicholas Dylan Guastella, SUNY Purchase, Class of 2014, BA in Theater & Performance with a Minor in Journalism. Staff Writer for HotNewHipHop.


“I have never been able to dream this big and find myself so close to achieving my dreams. I will not stop until I succeed. And all this—which means so much to me—
was made possible by the two of you and the Hadar Foundation. I am forever grateful for your never-ending support and consideration. Thank you from the depths of my heart.”

—Kevin Chao, Pratt Institute, Class of 2014, BFA in Communications Design. Freelance designer, Google in NYC.

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