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Weasel’s Boy Scout Campership Fund

Established 2016

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Tom “Weasel” O’Malley

Like the founder of Boy Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Tom O’Malley felt that camping is essential for youth to get the most out of their Scouting experience. Fittingly, Tom was the Camping Chairperson for the local Foxfire District encompassing the Aurora area for many years, and always felt that a Scout should be able to go to summer camp no matter his financial circumstances. This fund will help Scouts with financial concerns to do just that.

Tom O’Malley, known by his friends as “ Weasel”, was a long-time Scouter in the Aurora area. He was passionate about Boy Scouting and Native American culture, was a member of the Mascoutin Society, and was an East Aurora Sports Booster for decades. Tom was the Scoutmaster of Troop 22, located in Aurora/Montgomery, for 24 years. Tragically, he was struck and killed by a car after a Troop 22 Scout meeting in November of 2015.

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Tom “Weasel”  O’Malley

Tom was always busy and involved and found many ways to express his passions. He volunteered at the District and Council levels to promote camping. One of his most notable efforts involved using his cooking and organizational skills, along with his co-volunteers, to provide meals for young Webelos Scouts during Webelos Weekends at Three Fires Council’s summer camp, Camp Freeland Leslie. He and his crew did this for many years up to and including 2015.

Camperships will be available to registered Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Foxfire District Units. They are for use in District Cub Scout Day camps, Three Fires Council Webelos Camps, Boy Scout Summer camps, and Philmont ($250 maximum). Click below for a printable Campership Application.

Campership Application

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

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

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

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

…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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