This fund was created upon receipt of the Conrad & Doris Brassine Charitable Trust, which was administered by the Trust Company of Illinois in Downers Grove.
The income of the fund supports non-profit organizations located within the Community Foundation’s service area.
The Trust Company of Illinois serves as an advisor to the fund by working with the Community Foundation to identify charitable beneficiaries of the income.
Conrad Brassine (1907-1998) was born in Columbus, Ohio.
He was a tool and die worker. He also was an active member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which met at 87th and Western Avenue in Chicago.
Doris Brassine (1910-2003) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She had been an executive secretary at Merrill Lynch in her youth. She also was an amateur sharpshooter aspiring to be in the Olympics.
Mr. and Mrs. Brassine were residents of Chicago.