A Well in Memory of Andrew Roy Harris

$76,955
raised of $40,000 needed

Andrew Harris Water Projects

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Andrew Roy Harris, age 55, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at his home surrounded by those that he loved. Andrew was born March 9, 1955 to Aileen Rhoda Estcourt Harris and William Roy Harris in Hayes Middlesex, England. He grew up in Windsor, attended Windsor Grammar School for Boys, and graduated from Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry with a degree in Accounting. Andrew served as a senior executive with Dell, Inc. and, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of HomeAway.com. Extremely talented and charismatic, Andrew possessed the unique ability to inspire people and organizations to achieve great things and reveled in the many opportunities he had to celebrate and share in their successes. He was universally regarded as a brilliant leader who leaves behind a legacy rich with the stories of people whose careers and lives were forever changed by his guidance, counsel, wisdom and support. Andrew had a love for sport and was an outstanding rugby player throughout his youth and college years. He was also an avid and accomplished alpine skier who enjoyed heli-skiing in Canada and backcountry skiing in the US and Europe. He loved nature, travel and experiencing the many wonders that this world has to offer. Despite living in his adopted country for over twenty years, his love for all things British endured. To know Andrew was to understand that his repeated, and ultimately futile, attempts to have an English garden under the Texas sun were not only a testament to his love of England and nature but also vintage Andrew -- the eternal optimist who believed that all things are possible. Andrew was a man of great character, integrity, sincerity and humor. He was charming and gracious to everyone he met and placed far more value in the friendships and relationships he built, and the lives he touched, than on any material accounting of his life’s successes. Andrew was a great husband, father, son, brother and friend who lived the fullest of lives and leaves us with a love, respect and admiration for him that the passage of time will never diminish. Andrew is survived by his wife, Lisa Harris; daughters, Sarah Alexandra (Alix), and Natalie Kathryn; sister, Christine Una Deykin; and brother, Gordon Keith Harris. Andrew is a close friend of Philip Berber, co-founder of A Glimmer of Hope. Andrew became passionate about Glimmer and their work in Ethiopia, specifically around the need for clean water. Andrew has often said "water equals life." By clicking on the donate now button to the right, you donations will go directly towards the construction of a water well in rural Ethiopia In Memory of Andrew Roy Harris. A Glimmer of Hope lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model developed by the organization, it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and microfinance loans. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects, more than 4,000 to date. Over the last 10 years, A Glimmer of Hope has improved 2.5 million lives. Through photos, video and GPS coordinates, donors personally experience how their contributions, large and small, are changing lives. After making a donation, you can choose to receive email updates throughout the year on the project. A Glimmer of Hope listens to and partners with communities to build and maintain projects, ensuring sustainability. Recently, founders Donna and Philip Berber were ranked #6 globally on Barron's list of The Best 25 Givers, based on effectiveness and impact.

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10/08/10
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Minnie Horne donated $2,500
07/15/10
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07/13/10
Brett Hurt donated $1,000
07/13/10
Someone donated $20 and said, "A definite loss to the Austin community"
07/12/10
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07/08/10
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06/25/10
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06/23/10
Katie M Foarde donated $50 and said, "This is a lovely memorial to a remarkable person"
06/22/10
Christopher Dent donated $250 and said, "what a great way to preserve your memory. You always did put a smile on the faces of all who met you."
06/20/10
Sharon Schindler donated $150 and said, "What a wonderful organization to support. Glad to have had the opportunity to work with you, Andrew."
06/18/10
Someone donated $100 and said, "We'll miss you at the gym. You are an inspiration."
06/18/10
Janice Slagter donated $250 and said, "Dearest Andrew for over 33 years I have been blessed to call you my friend I will miss you love,support, friendship and laugh Jan"
06/15/10
Mark Kapczynski donated $50 and said, "In Memory of Andrew Harris and family"
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06/13/10
Mary Song (propel Media, Inc) donated $150 and said, "It was an honor to work for Andrew and I'm thankful I had the opportunity to know such an amazing person. What a wonderful legacy."
06/12/10
Lynne Kammer donated $100
06/10/10
Theresa Fedor donated $50
06/10/10
James Dean donated $150 and said, "We're honored to have known Andrew and will miss his good cheer."
06/10/10
Trina Braun donated $250 and said, "Andrew, the world is a better place thanks to you. Godspeed to our dear friend."
06/10/10
Andrew Cormier donated $25 and said, "Lucky to have worked with such an amazing man."
06/09/10
Robert King donated $100 and said, "It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Andrew. He will be greatly missed. -Your friends at ClickSquared"
06/09/10
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06/09/10
Laura Mcwhorter donated $100 and said, "We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and are thankful to have known such an extraordinary person."
06/09/10
Maureen Martin donated $200 and said, "In Memory of Andrew Harris"
06/09/10
Alexis De Belloy donated $500 and said, "We will miss you tremendously"
06/08/10
Fouad Elnaggar donated $1,000 and said, "In loving memory of an amazing life... Jeff Brody and the partners of Redpoint Ventures"
06/08/10
Marcia Rader donated $50 and said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew's family. Scott, Marcia, Catherine and Miranda Rader"
06/08/10
Jason Mathias donated $150 and said, "It was an honor to have crossed paths with Andrew. What a wonderful cause."
06/08/10
Someone donated $50 and said, "With love and respect to someone who thought of others."
06/08/10
Christine Hrib-karpinski donated $250 and said, "A great friend and mentor. We miss you. Christine and Tom"
06/08/10
Someone donated $250 and said, "What a wonderful way to make a lasting impact. Way to go Andrew!"
06/08/10
Richard Livingston donated $500 and said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew's family and with HomeAway... Payment Processing, Inc."
06/07/10
Leticia Landa donated $100 and said, "In honor of a great friend, that lived life to the fullest"
06/07/10
Karen Fuller donated $100
06/07/10
Tracy Dahl donated $100 and said, "We are honored to contribute to such a worthwhile cause in your name. This great work shall live on."
06/07/10
Someone donated $200 and said, "An amazing gift to so many in need. Truly an inspirational person in life and after."
06/07/10
Sharon Gouvea Hawley donated $50
06/07/10
Susan Moore donated $100 and said, "It is an honor to support such an important cause in Andrew's name. Much love always, Pablo and Susan"
06/07/10
James Lamb donated $200 and said, "Andrew will be missed"
06/07/10
Sarah Chambers donated $20 and said, "A lovely way to remember Andrew"
06/07/10
Valerie Mann donated $100 and said, "Another very nice way to keep you with us..."
06/07/10
Frederic Miquel donated $50 and said, "An exceptional man of competence and humorous"
06/07/10
Philippe Barrielle donated $20 and said, "A big man with a huge heart !"
06/07/10
Thomas Weiss donated $50 and said, "Gute Reise Andrew! For one of the most warmhearted people I ever met. We will miss him and his humor so much!"
06/07/10
Stephanie Jaggers donated $50 and said, "It was an honor to have known you."
06/06/10
Someone donated $50 and said, "what a beautiful idea -- so much better than wasting money on flowers"
06/06/10
Kathy Wirt donated $250 and said, "Andrew, may your legacy of life and laughter continue through this gift of water. You are dearly missed."
06/06/10
Someone donated $100 and said, "Classis Andy! An innovative and thought provoking idea. I am very happy to have known Andy for many years and am now also very happy to participate in some thing he believed in."
06/06/10
Jeff Smith donated $100 and said, "My life was improved for having known Andrew, and it's an honor to help improve someone else's life in his name."
06/06/10
Tim Boughton donated $200 and said, "Andrew - missing you already, hope this does some good in the world in your memory."
06/06/10
Lars Missing donated $50 and said, "For an extraordinary man full of energy, humor and humanity. You are in our thoughts! Lars & Cezara"
06/05/10
Steve Laird donated $50
06/05/10
Patricia Friesen donated $100
06/05/10
Teresa Szostak donated $100

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