Robert & Eleanor Kraft

Robert and Eleanor Kraft worked hard to give their six children the benefit of a Catholic education. All four of their sons (Robert Jr. '65; Jim '72; Jack '76; Chuck '78) attended Elder, as well as five grandsons. Robert Sr., a 1941 Purcell High School graduate, served as a member, and ultimately president, of Elder’s Advisory Board, as well as a member of Elder’s 50th and 75th Anniversary committees. He was a longtime Elder football and basketball season ticketholder, with Eleanor often joining him. They were also longtime season ticket holders for Seton & Elder Series at Eight (now called the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series). Robert and Eleanor's love for Elder and their commitment to make it a place for young men to grow, not just intellectually but also physically, spiritually, culturally and socially, is the reason that their family created this scholarship in Robert’s memory in 1997, adding Eleanor to the scholarship after her death in 2011.