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Helping Students and Leaving a Legacy – Bequest

Helping Students and Leaving a Legacy – Bequest

As a young woman, Carolyn "Carrie" Schucht never had the opportunity to go to college but believed that women should be fully independent. She achieved her Certified Public Secretary degree later in life, and was the executive secretary to the president of the West Bend Co. for 23 years. She then became the executive secretary to R.D. Ziegler and B.C. Ziegler of the Ziegler Co. for over 11 years before retiring.

Carrie was the past president of the Professional Secretary's International, Milwaukee and past president of PACE, a business and professional women's group. Carrie also served on the Moraine Park Technical College District Board. Always focused on learning, Carrie included the Carolyn J. Schucht Endowed Scholarship as a bequest in her will to be awarded to a West Bend Campus students.

Carrie passed away in 2000 at the age of 78. She was very interested in students, particularly those who were goal-oriented. The endowed scholarship fund that was created in Carrie's honor is a meaningful way to assist students and leave a lasting legacy. The earnings from the endowed scholarship fund provide annual awards to students in perpetuity.

If you would like more information on setting up an endowed scholarship fund through your estate plan, please contact us.