Three schools and six other organizations are receiving funds from the Ann and Leo Stoll Charitable Trust.
Leo Stoll was born in Potosi Nov. 22, 1919. Leo attended grade school and graduated from Potosi High School in 1937, then moved to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University. Leo returned to Potosi to work for his father for a few months before moving to California.
On Aug. 28, 1948 Leo married Ann Schollmeyer. Leo and Ann enjoyed golfing and traveled the world playing golf.
Upon Ann’s death in 2007, Leo returned to Wisconsin to live in Platteville and be close to family. Leo enjoyed attending Potosi High School sporting events and became an avid supporter of the Potosi Brewery.
Leo died in September 2012 and left a legacy to carry on for many years. Leo established a charitable trust in his name and his late wife’s name. This trust will be used to support qualified nonprofit organizations within the Dickeyville, Platteville and Potosi area, for which Mound City Bank serves as trustee.
Applications for grants are accepted each year in August. For 2013, nine grants have been awarded to United Way of Platteville, Platteville Holiday Project, Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin, Platteville Middle School, Potosi Middle School, Hidden Valley Amateur Radio Club, St. Andrew/Thomas Catholic School, Habitat for Humanity of Grant County and Potosi Foundation, Inc.