Albarado/Klay Family Fund

"This scholarship fund is our way to give back to the community for welcoming us, supporting our efforts, and creating a great community."

With generations of dedication to the students of the Cadott School District and its community, Anson and Donna created the Albarado/Klay Family Fund to provide scholarships to graduates of Cadott High School.

Their goal is to encourage volunteering and help kids reach for higher education opportunities. "Our scholarship leans heavily on volunteer hours because volunteering gives kids life experience. The kids maybe don't realize that it's their job to take care of others."

Supporting education began with Donna's parents. John and Helen Klay grew up in West Central Wisconsin. Her father, John, served 32 years for the Cadott School District.  Similarly, his son-in-law, Anson earned an Industrial Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin Stout and was the District's Industrial Arts educator for 35 years. Donna's mother, Helen, worked as a cook and waitress in Cadott and retired as Head Cook for the school district.  Donna manages several food assurance programs for St.  John's Lutheran Church including Come Now and Eat and the Backpack Buddies Program. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor's and master's degree.   

Anson and Donna have included their children, Andy and Jill, in the review of scholarship grant applications in addition to the School District Committee review. "We included our kids because this community means a lot to them."  

Family photo at annual meeting 2023

The Albarado/Klay Family Fund will grant an annual scholarship administered by the Cadott School District in the Albarado/Klay name. Their grants will be awarded to graduates from Cadott High School for generations to come.

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