Robert Craves, co-founder of Costco, died last week; his College Success Foundation has helped about 4,000 needy college students since 2000.
"Robert Craves, a founding officer of the Issaquah-based wholesale giant Costco and, later, a nonprofit devoted to helping more students attend college, died Wednesday after being diagnosed with cancer a month earlier. He was 72. Family and friends described Mr. Craves as a larger-than-life entrepreneur unafraid of tackling big ideas and as a family man with a self-deprecating sense of humor. After helping build Costco, Mr. Craves cofounded the College Success Foundation, a nonprofit that provides mentors and scholarships to low-income and first-generation college students." -- Leah Todd, the Seattle Times