For Laurie and Matt Leprino, supporting the National Western is about legacy.
Laurie, along with her son Matt, stepped up to support the campaign in a number of ways. Early in the campaign, Laurie came forward and made a gift in honor of her parents, which will allow for a beautiful display on Cowboy Ethics in the Petry Boardroom in the Legacy Building.
Matt has committed to a Companies of the West plaque via his company Remingo, a real estate firm – which anyone who knew his granddad would not find a surprising vocation.
Their latest gift is centered around family, honoring Laurie’s grandmother Assunta “Susie” Leprino. The future WSSA Boardroom kitchen will in perpetuity be called the Assunta “Susie” Leprino Kitchenette.
Susie was a woman who was, in many ways, ahead of her time. She not only played the role of the doyenne of a large Italian family, but also was integral to building a company that today is the largest mozzarella cheese producer in the world: Leprino Foods. Laurie recounted that one of her clearest memories of her grandmother was her being in the kitchen – the heart of the home – cooking for the family, cheese-factory workers, and anyone else who just needed a good meal.
We are thankful for Laurie, Matt, and the Leprino family for their support of the National Western in such a meaningful way.