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Chuck & Dorothy Dhom Endowment Fund

Established 2013

Dorothy & Chuck Dhom
Dorothy & Chuck Dhom

This fund provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.

Charles Dhom (1932-2017) was a graduate of Robinson High School in Robinson, Illinois.

He was a lifetime member of Aurora Local 319 (501) Plumbers, Fitters and Welders.

He worked on projects for several local companies and organizations, including Caterpillar, Armour Dial, East Aurora High School, All-Steel, Aurora YMCA and the Mooseheart Stadium.

Mr. Dhom was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church where he served as a deacon and trustee.  He also was a member of the Finance Committee.

After retiring in 1992, he worked at the church for several years by helping with facility maintenance and upkeep.

In addition, Mr. Dhom volunteered for Presence Fox Knoll in Aurora.

Dorothy Dhom was raised in Chicago.

She is a graduate of Gage Park High School and Wilson Junior College.

Mrs. Dhom was employed at Western Electric (Hawthorne Plant) and later for the West Aurora School District.

She is an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  She sings in the chancel choir and was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Women’s Guild.

Mr. and Mrs. Dhom have three children and seven grandchildren.

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

…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

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

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

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

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