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CASA Kane County Receives $15K Grant From Community Foundation

For further information:
Courtney Laverty, Manager of Annual Giving
CASA Kane County
(630) 444-3111

CASA Kane County, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.  This grant will allow CASA Kane County to cover the costs associated with recent office renovations including new carpeting, furniture, and laptops.

CASA Kane County is located on the fourth floor of the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva.  The agency had not made any renovations in over twenty years, and is thankful to the Community Foundation for supporting the much-needed improvements.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic corporation that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County Illinois.  To learn more about the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, visit www.cffrv.org.

Last year, CASA Kane County’s 215 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers served 538 children throughout Kane County.  For more information, please visit www.casakanecounty.org.

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

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

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

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

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

…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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