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Meet YEP Mentor Daisy Garcia

Meet Daisy Garcia, Social Worker at Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. “I think getting involved in the community is so important because these communities play a major role in who we are and who we become. When we give back and nourish these communities that we live in, we develop a genuine sense of pride over our communities. We become connected with one another on a more profound level, celebrate communities together and become proactive and take on community challenges as one. For me there is no greater feeling than helping those who are struggling to overcome barriers in their life and find solutions that work for them and help them accomplish their goals. The accomplishment of these goals in turn open doors for a better future not just for themselves but for their loved ones and for communities as a whole.” Daisy’s advice for YEP members is, “Make it a fun year, keep an open heart/mind, and always welcome opportunities to learn about the communities you live in and will contribute to as a YEP member.”

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

…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

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

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

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