Schwerdt honored for dedication to Topeka Public Schools

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A longtime Topeka businessman was honored at the Topeka Public Schools Foundation breakfast Tuesday morning.

Greg Scwerdt, founder of Schwerdt Design Group, was honored with the Patron Award on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. (WIBW/Alyssa Willetts)

Greg Schwerdt, founder of Schwerdt Design Group, was presented with the 2019 Patrol Award for his long-standing dedication to the school district.

Schwerdt provides both financial and professional support to improve USD 501 student and staff experiences.

He says growing up in the Capital City, he's seen the rewards that have come from positive transformations within the school district.

"There's reasons why we got to the point we got. We didn't do it alone, people gave us opportunities, people gave us chances and that's what this is about. Giving those kids chances and opportunities to make it," Schwerdt said.

His firm also participates in several other charitable initiatives to Grow Topeka.