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Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

Established 1995

Bethany Of Fox Valley United Methodist Church
Bethany Of Fox Valley United Methodist Church

In 1984, Bethany United Methodist Church and the Fox Valley United Methodist Church merged to form a new congregation – Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church.

Bethany United Methodist, chartered in 1857, was located at Fourth and Clark Streets in Aurora.

Fox Valley United Methodist was formed in 1981 and met for worship at Waubonsie Valley High School.

After the merger, a new facility was constructed at Route 34 and Ridge Avenue in Aurora.

The endowment fund was established to serve the future needs of the church and its expanded ministry.

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

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

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

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

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

…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

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