This year, with it’s biggest fundraising events canceled because of COVID-19, the foundation says it’s down $125,000.
The foundation’s President and co-founder, Harvey Ton, says it donates around $315,000 to graduates every year.
The money doesn’t just support graduating seniors, it also gets distributed to Crater graduates in college or trade schools.
“My heart is in School District 6 and Crater High School, so anything we can do to help students in our school district I’m all for it,” said Tonn.
Tonn says the Crater Foundation has gifted over $5,000,000 to Crater graduates since it was founded.
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NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.