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Elburn & Countryside Community Center Receives $10K Grant From Community Foundation

Dear Editor,

The Elburn & Countryside Community Center is the recipient of an emergency grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, located in Aurora.  The funding will be used toward the installation of a storm water drainage system for our parking lot.

This winter, the Community Center experienced severe icing of the parking lot.  This became a significant safety issue for the more than 48,000 individuals who use our facilities.

The installation of a storm water drainage system will help to prevent future icy conditions and will alleviate flooding during the spring and summer months.

We are extremely grateful to the Community Foundation for their leadership in responding to our request in such a timely and gracious manner.

Their website provides extensive information regarding the services they provide to local communities.  www.cffrv.org

Jack Hansen, Vice-President
Elburn & Countryside Community Center

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

…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

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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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