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Office Closure: The Community Foundation will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Fall 2017 Grantee Recognition Ceremony

On January 30, 2018, the Community Foundation held its Fall 2017 Grantee Recognition Ceremony at the David L. Pierce Art & History Center in Aurora. This event celebrated the nine agencies that received Community Foundation grants this fall:

CASA Kane County
Friends of Aurora’s After-School Programs
HorsePower Therapeutic Riding
Kane County Bar Foundation
Kendall County PADS
Renz Addiction Counseling Center
St. Augustine College
St. Charles Singers
TriCity Family Services

Thank you to the grantees and all of the ceremony guests for making the event a true celebration! The Community Foundation is grateful to John Jaros, Jennifer Evans, the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora Public Art Commission for graciously hosting our ceremony at the Pierce Center. We also thank Rebecca Christiansen for speaking at the event and showcasing the mission of Celebrate Differences.

Click here to read a full press release of the event.

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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

…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

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

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

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