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Alicemae Brown Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund in Memory of Natalie Ann Brown

Established 2002

Natalie Ann Brown
Natalie Ann Brown

brown_natalie.jpgThis fund was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estate of Alicemae Brown as a memorial to her granddaughter Natalie Ann Brown.

Alicemae Brown (1927-2001) of Aurora was married to Dr. Edwin C. Brown D.D.S. and assisted him in his practice for twenty years. Dr. Brown died in 1981.

Their granddaughter Natalie Ann Brown (1977-1994) was born in Tennessee.  At the time of her passing, Natalie lived in Yorkville with her family.

She had just completed her junior year at Yorkville High School where she was actively involved in basketball and poms.

Natalie held several part-time jobs while modeling for Fine Image Photography and was a runner-up in the Glamour Models competition sponsored by the publication.

Natalie was survived by her parents Slade and Lory Brown and by her brother Nathan.

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

…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

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

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

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

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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