This fund was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estate of Stephen J. Andras.
Distributions from the fund are made to organizations dedicated to providing job training and/or placement for the visually impaired.
Stephen Andras (1923-2009) was born in Temple, Pennsylvania. He served in the first division of the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Islands. After being wounded in the line of duty, he was awarded the Purple Heart.
Mr. Andras retired as president of Strathmore Printing Company in 1985 after thirty-five years of service. He then owned and operated Cogan Productions, a supplier of Catholic catechisms to ministries worldwide until his death.
As a civic leader, Mr. Andras was a member of the Aurora Kiwanis Club, Rush-Copley Hospital, Serra Club, Toastmasters and Holy Angels Church.
He served as a board member of the Community Foundation from 1976 to 1988.
Betty Andras (1924-1999) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was united in marriage to Stephen Andras in 1948 and was an active member of Advent Christian Church.