Supporters Like You
Donald "Don" Rupp was a conventional machinist and vested IAM union member for 49 years. He loved his craft so much that he spent countless hours teaching his daughter and kids from around the neighborhood about the world of machining, car/motorcycle maintenance, and construction.
Coming from an economically disadvantaged background, Don emphasized to the kids in his neighborhood that the trades were a way to own a home and lift up their families. Don is remembered by friends and family for his kind heart, enthusiasm for life, and passion for his craft.
The Don Rupp Craft Scholarship supports Palmer Scholars who choose to pursue a career in the trades.