This fund was established by Marilyn Ball as a memorial to her husband George Ball and her sister Lucile Potter.
Scholarships from the fund are available to students graduating from West Aurora High School who are pursuing a degree in elementary or pre-school education.
George Ball (1926-1990) was a graduate of Valparaiso University. From 1951-1959, he was a teacher and coach at Freeman Elementary School.
In 1960, he was appointed principal of the new Hall Elementary School and continued in that position until his retirement in 1981.
He then became a homebound counselor at the Association for Individual Development and later served in the Assessment Office at Waubonsee Community College.
Marilyn Ball (1925-2008) was a graduate of Valparaiso University. Upon gradation, she taught for two years at Mooseheart.
In 1969, she began a twenty-five year teaching career at Wesley United Methodist Church Nursery School.