philhower foundation

Scholarship Recipients

He was the best friend, the best athlete, and the best role models anyone could ask for. Winning this award showed me how blessed I am to being one step closer to being a better person like Cole. Cole James Philhower will never be forgotten and he will continue to help guide others on and off the field like he did with me.

more » Derek Hoppe

Cole will continue to live on through our memories and it was a blessing to have known him. He will continue to watch over the Kettle Moraine Lacrosse Team like he did this year when we brought home our first State Championship! #CP49

more » Nathan Clark

The scholarship has helped me to bring Coles memory into a new stage of my life and made me incredibly proud to move forward in his name!
Every day I just hope that I will be able to make him proud too.

more » Alec Jaeschke

I have been continuing my education at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin studying Kinesiology, and that’s where the scholarship has helped me immensely. This scholarship gave me the opportunity to pay for my first semester in full without any loans.

more » Peyton Hughes

I am thankful for being awarded one of the Cole Philhower Scholarships. It has made a tremendous difference to me and my family. By receiving this scholarship it has allowed me to take new opportunities that would have otherwise been a financial difficulty.

more » Jessica Schultz

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.

Why Choose To Donate

  • Create Opportunities for Kids
  • 100 Percent of Proceeds go to benefit Student Athletes
  • Celebrate the Legacy of Cole Philhower
Cole Philhower Fountation

About Cole Philhower

June 27th 2014 Society lost a difference maker who would have continued to influence people’s lives. Cole was an incredible young man, caring, loving son & friend. Cole was a gifted student athlete who always remembered to give back. He was an example and positive influence to his Friends, Adults, Teachers, Teammates, Coaches and his Parents! From a child through High School he made a difference in people every day. If you were around him you experienced it.

Cole continues to make a difference and change lives through the Cole Philhower Scholarship and Needs Foundation. The Foundations Sole purpose is to provide financial support in the way of College Scholarships for HS Seniors and certain HS Athletic projects. 100% of the proceeds go directly to benefit Kettle Moraine Families.

Cole Philhower #49 Lacrosse - Philhower Foundation

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

—Cole Philhower

The Cole Philhower Leadership Award

Cole Philhower Award

Cole Philhower Leadership Award

Cole was an accomplished Lacrosse player, he played 7 years for Kettle Moraine including 4 years on Varsity. Cole also played in Dozens of tournaments throughout the country including many on the east coast. Cole had committed to play College Lacrosse and was accepted by Benedictine University in Chicago where he planned to Major in Business.

Cole was a Teammate first and a player second. Cole set the Standard for being a friend, he was a spoken and unspoken leader to his teammates and coaches. He was selfless & led by example showing what it meant to give back, lift others up, and celebrate their success. The High School retired Coles jersey #49 the day of his accident.

The Cole Philhower Leadership Award is Awarded each year to the boys Varsity Lacrosse player who best exemplifies the characteristics that defined Cole both on and off the field. The Award is selected the Varsity Coach and his staff and accompanied by a scholarship.

Cole Philhower Award

2017 Jim Plilhower, Jordan Schmid, Michael Stefan

Cole Philhower Award

2016 Michael Stefan, Nathan Clark, Jim Philhower

Cole Philhower Scholarship Donations