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Roy E. Davis Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1979

Roy E. Davis
Roy E. Davis

A bequest from the estate of Roy E. Davis was received in 1979 for scholarships to graduates of East Aurora High School.

In 2001, the Foundation established the fund as an endowment to ensure ongoing recognition of his generosity.

Roy Davis (1889-1979) was the athletic director and coach of East Aurora High School for forty-three years.

He joined East Aurora in 1913 as a science teacher and later co-authored a high school biology textbook with his brother Ira.

Mr. Davis served on the boards of the Edna Smith Home and the American Red Cross.

He also was a member of the Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee for over fifteen years. The athletic field at East Aurora High School was named in his honor.

…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

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

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

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