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Glenwood School Receives $14.6K Grant From Community Foundation

Chicago Tribune – – St. Charles
By Crystal Phillips

Relocation Of Rooftop Air Conditioning Units

St. Charles, IL — Glenwood School for Boys and Girls recently received a $14,640 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The grant was used to relocate rooftop air conditioning units on two of Glenwood School’s Rathje Campus residential cottages. The Foundation’s generosity has enabled Glenwood School to complete the project, which was vital to the students’ well-being and safety and preserving of the cottages.

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. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley supports projects and organizations, like Glenwood, that are committed to education. The Foundation also provides grants for organizations committed to social services, healthcare, and arts and humanities.

To find out more about the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, please visit their website at

Glenwood School for Boys and Girls is the only boarding school in the greater Chicago metropolitan area that provides disadvantaged children a safe, stable environment in which to live, learn and succeed. Co-founded by Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, in 1887, Glenwood has earned a reputation for excellence through a rigorous core curriculum, a nurturing boarding program and strong family and community partnerships. For more information on Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, please visit

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

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

…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

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

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