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Paul and Susan Bombardt were fortunate to experience music in their early education and were inspired by their music teachers. “Although Susan and I pursued careers in science, we understood how we benefited from our music education in numerous ways,” said Bombardt. “We believe music added another perspective to our scientific and technical careers." The Bombardt’s hope is that through this endowment fund, music educators in Los Alamos Public Schools will be able to further excite, engage and retain students in the musical arts so that they in turn will similarly benefit from life-enriching and inspiring experiences. In addition to their initial gift, the Bombardts have made a provision in their estate that will direct a substantial gift to their endowment after lifetime. “Our music education taught us teamwork and to appreciate music of all varieties and provided us an avenue for making new and lifelong friends,” said Bombardt. “It is our desire to leave behind this kind of legacy in Los Alamos."