About Walter

A Life In Summary


Walter Scherr is a career businessman who was also an Associate Professor at  Farmingdale State School and PhD candidate at NYU, He received his bachelor’s degree from Pace College attending night school, and his master’s degree from Hofstra University over the course of 15 years. He overcame many obstacles through persistence, honor, and commitment. He is a devoted family man, and an active philanthropist.

  • Co-Founder of The Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation.
  • Husband, father of four, grandfather of 11, and great grampy of 2.
  • Principle and Board member of 1st publicly traded Facsimile Company.
  • Director, CFO, Executive Vice President: Veeco Instruments Inc.
  • General Manager of UPA Technology Division
  • Group Vice President at Litton Industries
  • Managing Director Sperry LTD.
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Walter’s mission is rooted in his love of people, belief in good deeds, a strong sense of honor, truth, and commitment to hard work and worthy aspirations.

Miles To Go

Walter is a tireless humanitarian, giving his time and energy to worthy causes, love to his family, advice to those he mentors, and intends to do so until his last step.

Family Foundation

The Vera and Walter and Scherr Foundation was formed in 2007 by Walter, his daughter Laura, and son Robert. The Foundation’s focus is outreach for education and people with disabilities.

“Walter is more than just a benevolent soul. He’s a teacher of all the good things we should do with our gifts. We can all learn from the fascinating story he tells in these pages.”

PATRICK H. DOLLARD, CEO The Center for Discovery

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