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Edward & Gladys (Stoddard) Arenkill Nursing & Medical Education Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Gladys & Edward Arenkill
Gladys & Edward Arenkill

This fund was created to assist students pursuing a pre-medical course of study or a degree in the field of nursing.

Edward Arenkill (1922-2007) was a lifelong Aurora resident.  He graduated from Aurora East High School.

He was a medical corpsman in the United States Navy during World War II.  His four years of active duty included both Normandy and Okinawa.

Mr. Arenkill studied pre-medicine at Northwestern University, and later joined his father and brother in their Aurora family business.

Gladys Stoddard Arenkill (1923-2004) was born in Nebraska.  She was a graduate of the Copley School of Nursing in Aurora.

She was a nurse at Copley Memorial Hospital and a private duty nurse providing care for iron lung patients.

Following her career, she contributed over 3,000 hours of volunteer service at Copley Memorial Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Arenkill were members of Fourth Street Methodist Church.

This fund, which was established in 2007, became an endowment in 2008.

…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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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