Countryside Auto donates to Moraine Park Promise Program

Daily News Staff

Aug. 19, 2019

Countryside Auto Group presents the Moraine Park Foundation with a check for $5,000 benefiting the Promise program. From left are Dana Bourland, director of college advancement at Moraine Park; Keith Ghanian, president at Countryside Auto Group; and Bonnie Baerwald, president at Moraine Park.
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FOND DU LAC— The Moraine Park Foundation has received support from its community partner, Countryside Auto Group, with a $5,000 donation to benefit the Promise program. Countryside donated $7,500 in 2018, making their total contribution $12,500.

“We are grateful to Keith and Countryside for their generous contribution to the Moraine Park Promise program,” Dana Bourland, director of college advancement at Moraine Park said. “Their gift will give the opportunity of a debt-free education to students in need, and our continued partnership with Countryside will impact students’ lives for generations to come.”

The Promise program offers five consecutive semesters of debt-free college tuition, as well as additional services including mentoring, tutoring, career guidance, financial aid workshops, and counseling to low-income students. The purpose of the program is to offer the opportunity for a college education to individuals who otherwise couldn’t afford it. It will also help to address the employment gaps across the workforce by supplying businesses with skilled and educated individuals.

“At Countryside, we strongly believe in serving our local community,” Keith Ghanian, president at Countryside said. “We are proud to support the Moraine Park Promise program and recognize the power of education to transform the lives of individuals, families, and communities.”

Countryside Auto Group is a Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC dealer located in Beaver Dam.

About Moraine Park Technical College: Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912 and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, and West Bend, and regional centers in Jackson and Ripon, Moraine Park serves over 18,000 students annually.

For more information on the Moraine Park Foundation, visit