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Conrad & Doris Brassine Charitable Trust

Established 2008

Doris & Conrad Brassine
Doris & Conrad Brassine

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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.

…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

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

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

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

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

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

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