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Office Closure: The Community Foundation will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Dr. Carl H.H. & Anne M. Baumann Endowment Fund

Established 2002

Anne M. & Dr. Carl H.H. Baumann
Anne M. & Dr. Carl H.H. Baumann

This fund, established to administer bequests received from the estates of Carl and Anne Baumann, provides grants to Mutual Ground, Inc. in Aurora and also for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.

Carl Baumann (1921-2002) was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and was a neurosurgeon in the Fox Valley area for most of his career.

During World War II, he was a topographer for the United States Army in France and North Africa.

He was a member of the Kane County Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society, American Medical Association and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Anne Baumann (1927-2002) was born in Aurora where she was a dedicated civic leader.

She was an alderman for the City of Aurora, instructor at Waubonsee Community College and field representative for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation in Washington, D.C.

She also produced and appeared weekly in Community Forum on Cable 12 TV.

Mrs. Baumann served on the boards of directors of the League of Women Voters, United Way of the Aurora Area, Family Counseling Service and People for Child Care.

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

…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

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

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

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

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