Dinner and auction raise nearly $8,700 for Andy Kryder Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Andy Kryder Memorial Scholarship Fund Auction and Dinner Fundraiser recently raised money for a scholarship fund held by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. 

Event organizer, Eric Schaekel, said the event exceeded expectations. “This is the second year we’ve done the silent auction,” Schaekel said. “We couldn’t be more honored by the outpouring of community support.”

This year, the auction included items like a football autographed by Devin Hester and Rashied Davis; date night packages to local restaurants and the Wagon Wheel Theatre; Beats Fit Pro earbuds and more. The event raised nearly $8,700 for the Andy Kryder Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The fund was established in 2020 by Eric Schaekel and Ben Christoffel in memory of their friend, Andy Kryder. Since then, many people impacted by Andy have given gifts to the fund in his honor.

Andy was a graduate of Wawasee High School where he was an accomplished swimmer. After working in finance for many years, Andy became a business teacher and swim coach at his former high school. He was well-loved and respected by both the staff and students  ̶  a Wawasee Warrior to his core.

The Andy Kryder Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students from Wawasee High School with priority given to graduating seniors who are on the varsity swim team, and second preference given to graduating seniors pursuing the study of business.

Gifts to the fund can be made online at kcfoundation.org or via check to 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw, Ind. 46580 with “Andy Kryder” in the memo line.