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Arthur D. & Mary Ann Court Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1985

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Arthur D. & Mary Ann Court
Arthur D. & Mary Ann Court









This fund was created at the time of Arthur Court’s death by his family and friends to honor this well-known and respected Aurora educator. The fund was established as an endowment in 1990.

Mr. Court (1911-1985) was a teacher in the East Aurora School System for thirty-six years.  He also served as the high school football and track coach.

Mary Ann Court McGray (1917-2012) was born in Aurora, Illinois to Peter and Marie Jungels. She was the last surviving member of an Aurora pioneer family.

Mrs. Court was the bookkeeper for the Kane County Recorders Office for many years and won awards for her rapid stenography and typing skills.

She also was a gifted pianist, knitter of intricate patterns, painter and seamstress, as well as an avid bridge and pinochle player.

Mr. and Mrs. Court had four children.

Several years after her husband died, Mrs. Court married Paul McGray.  Mr. McGray died in August 2012.

Scholarships from this fund are awarded to outstanding graduates of East Aurora High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Court’s steadfast commitment to the ideals of high moral character and sportsmanship is the basis for the awarding of these scholarships.

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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