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Committed to Education – Bequest

Committed to Education – Bequest

Ross and Viola Galbreath, of Mayville, were owners of a successful metal fabricating business. The key to the company's success was their ability to hire workers who had the types of skills gained at Moraine Park, and they knew first-hand the value of education. The Galbreaths were also enthusiastic benefactors of interests and activities in their hometown.

While they didn't have children of their own, they made a personal commitment to help individuals achieve higher education. For this reason, the Galbreaths dedicated 15 percent of their estate to benefit Moraine Park students.

The Moraine Park Foundation received an initial gift of $60,000 in 2002, after Ross and Viola passed. In 2005, an additional gift was received, creating the Ross and Viola Galbreath Memorial Scholarship Fund, valued at more than $440,000.

This endowed scholarship fund benefits students in business, engineering, and technical programs, with preference given to Dodge County high school graduates. Since its inception, more than $250,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Through their visionary planning, the Galbreath's legacy will continue to live on through the students of Moraine Park Technical College. If you would like more information on setting up an endowed scholarship fund through your estate plan, please contact us.