philhower foundation

About the Foundation

They’ve made a difference in our community, let us make a difference in their lives. Join us in honoring and rewarding the exceptional student athletes of Kettle Moraine High School.


1. Create Opportunities for Student Athletes - Not every kid has the opportunity to live their dream - finances, limited resources, etc. often get in the way. Cole’s foundation provides kids a pathway to higher education and more opportunities to play lacrosse. Not only will scholarships be awarded to student athletes but significant contributions will be made to the sports infrastructure and facilities at Kettle Moraine High School. Your donations will be worthwhile and directly impact the students, school and community in unbelievable ways.

2. 100 Percent of Proceeds go to Benefit Student Athletes- Cole’s foundation is set up to accomplish one thing: benefit the lives of our student athletes. Because of this, 100 percent of all proceeds will go directly to Kettle Moraine families and the school facilities. You will be making a direct contribution to the lives of our children.

3. Celebrate the Legacy of Cole Philhower - Cole Philhower was a beloved son, friend, student, teammate and player. He was a spoken and unspoken leader and set a high standard for friendship through the way he lifting others and gave unselfishly of himself. He looked passed any challenges one had, their level of intelligence and/or athletic ability, and saw people for the individuals they are. He was a listening ear, an outstretched hand, a true friend. He made a difference in every life he touched. Through this foundation, Cole will continue make a difference and his legacy will live on in the lives of others.

Donate today! Join with us in making a difference in our community and changing the lives of our student athletes.


The Cole Philhower Scholarship and Needs Foundation was founded in July 2014. The Foundations sole purpose is to provide financial support in the way of college scholarships for H.S. Seniors. For H.S. athletes to play Lacrosse and certain Kettle Moraine Athletic projects. 100% of the proceeds from the foundation go directly to Kettle Moraine Families. In the first two years Cole's Foundation has awarded 10 scholarships to college bound Srs.

The Cole Philhower Foundation is a permanently endowed forever fund, meaning his memory and legacy will continue to live on and make a difference in the lives of future student athletes. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Girls & Youth Lacrosse

The Foundation also supports boys and girls youth Lacrosse programs form 3rd grade up. Providing financial support for our youth to play, learn and develop.

Girls varsity lacrosse partnered up with Matt Harris and Epoch Athletics to help support Cole's foundation through a Super Fan Tee-shirt sale!

Youth Night, lacrosse toss in action.

Congratulations to our 2016 Lacrosse Toss Winner:
Corynn Nelson

Congratulations to our 2016 Lacrosse Toss Winners:
David Mackenzie & Jacob Bonesha