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CABE Endowment Fund

Established 2001

St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church

The CABE Endowment Fund provides annual distributions of income to St. Joseph Catholic Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church.

The fund was established by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

St. Joseph Catholic Church was formed in 1898 by several members of St. Nicholas Catholic Church who were seeking to build a church closer to their homes.

The first Mass was celebrated in the new structure in October 1899.  In November 1899, St. Joseph School opened on the first floor of the church.

As the parish grew, plans were made for the construction of a new church.  The first Mass in the present church was held in March 1956. The church is located on High Street in Aurora.

Our Savior Lutheran Church was organized in 1935 by several families from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church who recognized the need for a Lutheran Church on the west side of Aurora.

Services were held at the Healy Chapel on Downer Place until a new church building was constructed.

Groundbreaking for the church was held on Easter Sunday in 1942.  The structure was completed in November 1942.

The sanctuary was expanded in 1959 to accommodate the increased membership. The church is located on West Downer Place in Aurora.

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

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

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

…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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