How We Began
In 1991 Laurie Lucas, a 1990 Crater High graduate, died in a tragic non-combat accident while serving in the United States Air Force.
Upon her death, her family donated $4000 to Crater High School for the purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for a graduating Crater High Softball player.
The generous donation inspired a small group of volunteers to create an organization to support District 6 students by securing donations from community members, businesses, and families.
In 1992 these volunteers applied and received Non-Profit status and the Crater Foundation was born.
In 2004, the Crater Foundation changed its bylaws to accommodate the growing demands of the Foundation.
The Crater Foundation finds its home in the halls of Crater High thanks to the efforts of District 6 and Crater High School.
Since its inception, the Crater Foundation has awarded over $6.1 million in scholarship assistance to more than 4500 Crater High graduates.