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$2,600 Grant Helps Mentoring Program at Illinois Youth Center

Kairo’s Torch- IYC- St. Charles wishes to thank the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for the generous support of their volunteer activities in the Youth Home.

The recent grant given to the Mentoring Program will fund the purchase of audio visual equipment and website development.  The equipment will be used when doing weekend retreats with the teenage boys living in the youth home and when doing presentations for funding and volunteer recruitment.

The entire volunteer group was humbled by the grant.  The youth served look at it as a sign that the community has not given up on them, but cares about their welfare.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois.  For more information on this foundation, please visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.

To learn more about Kairo’s Torch volunteer activites or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.torchiyc.org.

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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