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Aurora Veterans Advisory Council Memorial Brick Campaign

aurora_veterans_advisory.jpgThank you for supporting the Memorial Brick Campaign.  Proceeds will support the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council Community Scholarship Fund that provides five $1,000.00 scholarships annually to family members of Aurora veterans.


Next Steps

  • When you click Buy a Brick, you will begin the checkout process by entering the number of bricks you would like to customize.
    • Please note, the system will describe the brick customization as tickets rather than items.
    • Please disregard the system generated option to add guests to the tickets.
  • Continue the checkout process and enter contact and payment information.
  • Within the business day following receipt of payment confirmation, a message will be sent to the email address provided with information on how to submit the brick customization details.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How much does it cost to customize a brick?
    • A donation of $125.00 per brick.
  • Is customizing a brick tax-deductible?
    • Yes.
  • How do I customize the brick(s)?
    • After payment information is received, a message will be sent to the email address provided during checkout with additional information within the next business day.
  • How often are bricks installed?
    • Once a year there will be a dedication service of new bricks during Memorial Day weekend at the Phillips Park Veterans Memorial.  Visit for more information.
  • Do you have a poster or other material?

I Have Other Questions or Would Like Additional Information

Do you have another question regarding the Memorial Brick Campaign?  Email the Council.


Aurora Veterans Advisory Council Mission Statement

  • We are advocates for all veterans of all generations and all conflicts.
  • We shall ensure our citizens, our city, and our nation remember the sacrifices of those gone and those who remain.
  • We shall work on their behalf to enlighten the city of veteran situations and likewise inform the citizens about the city’s efforts for veterans.

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

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

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

…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

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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