The African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” could be used to describe the way the number and value of scholarships for Platteville High School students have grown over the past four years.
The PHS Scholarship Fund Advisory Board has taken the story of the talents of PHS students and the rising cost of higher education and its effect on accessibility to the community and the response has been significant.
Bruce and Caroline Adams Kroll and Culver’s have heard the message and have responded in multiple ways. The Krolls have personally sponsored a scholarship for a PHS student, and they have worked with the PHS Scholarship Fund to hold special fundraising activities at Culver’s.
Bruce Kroll is a Highland High School graduate and a UW–Platteville alum. Caroline is a PHS graduate and a graduate of South Dakota State University.
The Krolls met on the UWP campus when they worked together at the Chicago Bears Summer Training Camp. They were working and living in Minnesota when they relocated to Platteville to operate Culver’s, 17 years ago.
The Krolls and their two sons have been active Platteville residents serving on many school and community committees and working with youth sports. In their business they have seen local students in action and have been impressed by their positive attitudes and strong work ethic. In addition to the special fund raising events for the PHS Scholarship Fund, the
The Krolls and Culver’s have worked with numerous other local non-profits to fund programs within the greater Platteville community.
The PHS Scholarship Fund’s mission is to expand access to post-secondary education for the students of the Platteville School District. The fund fulfills this mission primarily by working with the community — its people and businesses — to accumulate monies for scholarships. The Fund made its first awards to five graduates of the PHS Class of 2010. Through the generosity of this community the number and value of scholarships has grown substantially for each subsequent class.
The PHS Scholarship Fund is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity. To donate to the PHS Scholarship Fund, send a check to the PHS Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 46, Platteville, WI 53818. Online donations may be made at www.cfsw.org. For further information or to establish a scholarship endowment fund, contact PHS Fund Advisory Board Chair Sheila Kelley, 348-2615, email@example.com, or CFSW Donor Services Representative Barb Daus, 778-3344, firstname.lastname@example.org.