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Korean War Veterans achieve scholarship fund goal for FSW

By Staff | Oct 11, 2021

Members of KWV Chapter 155 with FSW Foundation and Veterans Services staff. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Korean War Veterans (KWV) Association, Southwest Florida Chapter 155, recently presented the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation with a check for $10,000, fulfilling their endowed scholarship fund goal. The group began supporting FSW students with scholarships in 2007 and in 2011 decided to raise the funds needed to create a legacy for their group and ensure their scholarship would be permanent.

A social media post in August by KWV Chapter 155 President Bob Kent of their $1,000 annual donation to FSW Foundation led to the group’s fulfillment of their goal. The daughter of the late John “Mouse” Kloeker, a former member of KWV Chapter 155, saw the post and filled the group’s goal gap with the donation, made in memory of Kloeker.

“I was so surprised she saw it and contacted me about donating,” Kent said. “We are so excited to have this completed and to honor Mouse.”

KWV Chapter 155 funded their yearly donations to FSW through various fundraisers and donations by members.

“We are so pleased to honor this group for their achievement and for their dedication to providing scholarships at FSW,” said Keith Callaghan, FSW Foundation Executive Director. “Not only have they served our country, but they will continue serving our students for years to come.”

About the FSW Foundation, Inc.

The FSW Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and a direct support organization for Florida SouthWestern State College. Visit Foundation.FSW.edu to learn more.