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A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools Administrative Endowment Fund

Established 1994

In 2008, the Foundation for the West Aurora Schools and the West Aurora High School Alumni Association merged to form the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools.

The goals of the A+ Foundation are to enrich the curriculum of West Aurora School District 129, inspire excellence in students and staff, expand opportunities for community involvement and foster alumni connections.

You may donate below to support future School District 129 programs and projects that are approved by the A+ Foundation.  Your gift also may be made in honor or in memory of a family member or friend.

Donations to the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools Administrative Endowment Fund benefit the District 129 community in perpetuity.  Only the interest earned by the fund is distributed.  The principal remains intact as a permanent resource for the future.

The A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools also is responsible for the support and endorsement, and in some cases the oversight and grant management, of the following charitable funds which are administered by the Community Foundation:



In 2009, the A+ Foundation launched a unique opportunity for donors to connect directly with classroom needs.  The Fund-A-Need program enables School District 129 teachers and staff to promote the needs of their students on the A+ Foundation website.  Donors then are able to choose and fund those needs directly.

To learn more about this exciting program and to review the variety of proposals, please visit the website of the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools.  Information on ways to donate to this program also is available on the school foundation’s website.


A History of West Aurora School District 129

In 2016, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley partnered with the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools in preserving the history of West Aurora School District 129. Together they produced a collection of photographs, biographies, a video and more highlighting the impressive history of the West Aurora Schools.

Explore the History of West Aurora School District 129


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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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