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Aurora Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund

Established 2013

Aurora Public Library

The Aurora Public Library Foundation was created in 2001 to establish a legacy of philanthropy for the Aurora Public Library through the support of innovative programs, services and modern facilities.

The foundation supports the library’s mission to encourage lifelong learning and access to information, knowledge and ideas.

Governed by a volunteer board of directors, the foundation is classified as an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

The Aurora Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund was established within the Community Foundation to provide financial assistance for additional resources which will enhance and enrich the library.

The income of the fund is available to assist this charitable organization.

The Aurora Public Library has been serving the public since 1881. The main library (featured above) is located in downtown Aurora. Two other facilities are located on Eola Road and Constitution Drive.

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

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

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