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Geneva History Center Receives $5K Grant From Community Foundation

Chicago Tribune – – Geneva
By Susan Cherney, Geneva Community Member

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Helps the Geneva History Center Make Much Needed Repairs

During the spring thaw, a drainage device at the Geneva History Center failed, resulting damage to the History Center’s classroom and an exhibition gallery.The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley recently awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Geneva History Center to help the museum make much needed repairs to the building.

With support from the Community Foundation, the History Center was able to work with Driessen Construction to repair the damaged walls in the exhibition gallery and classroom and replace two rotting windows.  In addition, support from the Community Foundation allowed the History Center to work with Malcor Roofing to repair a roof leak.

On behalf of the Board, staff, volunteers and members of the Geneva History Center, we sincerely thank the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for helping us to make this critical repairs.

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

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

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

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

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