A fund has been set up at the University of Waikato so friends, family and colleagues of Luke O'Dwyer can make donations to a scholarship or prize in his name.
Luke, an alumnus of the University of Waikato, died suddenly in late July from an unexpected medical event, leaving behind wife Kylie and two young children. He had been working at Hamilton City Council for the past nine years but remained involved with the University where he was an Honorary Lecturer in Environmental Planning.
There was a huge turnout for Luke's funeral on 4 August and many people have asked the University about donating to a fund in Luke's name. A suitable prize or scholarship will be established in the coming months.
Donations are being taken by the University's charity arm, its Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki. People should use the online donation form, following all steps and instructions, and in the purpose section select "Other" and then type "Luke O'Dwyer fund" in the free-form field. The University Foundation will acknowledge all donations with relevant tax information and keep people updated on its progress.