Date: July 5th, 2018

North Crawford Community Education Foundation Presents Scholarships

North Crawford Community Education Foundation board chair, Chuck Bolstad, presented scholarships to six North Crawford graduates at the school’s awards night for seniors.

Front Row (left to right): NC Seniors Braydon Friar, Johnathan Volden, Kylie Heisz, Morgan Eitsert, Ashley Baumeister, and Lyrica Marks. Back row (left to right): North Crawford Community Education Foundation Advisory Board Members Chuck Bolstad, Karen Bolstad, Ann Everson, Dan Everson, Joe Friar, Harry Heisz, and Lois Schwert.

“I am here for the 2nd year, representing our organization. A year ago, in 2017, I presented six scholarships totaling $4500; I will make similar awards to members of this class shortly. Before doing so I want to mention the two grants, totaling $898, that were made during this academic year – one was to fund a Wiggle While you Work project proposed by Amy Geary; the other, to fund the construction of ‘standing tables’ as proposed by Nate McKittrick,” reported Bolstad.

Bolstad continued noting, “These scholarships and grants would not have been possible without monies given by so many in our community. We are honored that 50 individuals, families and/or businesses contributed to our Charter Donor Program. We are humbled that so many others have joined those Charter Donors. We have received gifts given in memory of past graduates and honoring special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and the opening of the Brewer baseball season. We have also received a number of gifts given directly from retirement accounts. Our goal is to build endowments. It is the earnings of the endowments that make these scholarships and grants possible.”

Offering congratulations to the North Crawford Class of 2018, Bolstad noted, “I know that the North Crawford community has a long history of supporting the efforts of graduating seniors from North Crawford High School. In fact, one of this year’s awards commemorates the memory of Carl and Malla Ofstun who left monies to fund scholarships to promote young people furthering their education, particularly in the arts. The North Crawford Community Endowment Foundation is honored to join in that tradition for two very important reasons. First, our scholarship program represents our vote of confidence in your hard work and diligence in earning your diploma. Second, our scholarships are meant to encourage you and to give a financial boost.”

Scholarships were presented to Ashley Baumeister, Kylie Heisz, Morgan Eitsert, Braydon Friar, Lyrica Marks and Johnathan Volden.

In commenting on her scholarship award, Ashley Baumeister wrote, “Thank you so much for the amazing scholarship. The generosity did not go unnoticed. The money will help me in completing my program at SWTC. It made me incredibly happy to be honored with this scholarship.”

While the Foundation has been established to support the school and its students, it should be noted that it is separate from the school, school administration and the school board. The advisory board operates independently of the school district and is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The North Crawford Community Education Foundation accepts gifts from individuals, organizations, businesses and families. There are brochures available at the school district office. There is also information available online at Donations are being received online at and by mail at NCCEF, 47050 County Rd X, Soldiers Grove WI 54655. Please direct questions and requests for additional information to CFSW donor services rep Barb Daus ([email protected], 608-778-3344), to Charles Bolstad ([email protected]) or to Rick Busch ([email protected]).