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.