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Meet YEP Mentor Dan Barreiro

Meet Dan Barreiro, recently retired as Chief Community Services Officer with the City of Aurora. “There are many reasons why it is important to get involved in the community. The concept of paying it forward is important. We all have benefited from the generosity of others. Being a good person, neighbor and citizen requires getting involved. Many organizations could not thrive and make a difference if no one volunteered. All hands-on-deck are needed to make a difference. I have found that volunteering has been a rewarding experience. I have made many friends from volunteer activities. Some of my most rewarding experiences have been seeing the faces of people who are recipients of programs.” Dan’s advice for YEP members, “The easiest way to get involved is to support causes you are passionate about and then look for opportunities. Ask a friend(s) to join you to make the experience more fun.”

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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