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Doebert Family Scholarship Fund in Memory of Edward E. Doebert

Established 2010

Edward E. Doebert
Edward E. Doebert

The Doebert Family Scholarship Fund in Memory of Edward E. Doebert was created within the Community Foundation by the Doebert Family to honor the memory of Edward E. Doebert (1956-2009).

Mr. Doebert graduated from East Aurora High School in 1974 where he was active in band and was the editor of the yearbook.

He was a teacher for Hinsdale School District 181 for twenty-seven years. While working at the elementary level, he was the educator for gifted students.

When Mr. Doebert moved to the middle school level, he redesigned the 8th grade science curriculum to reflect best practices in education.  He had a passion for the arts and sciences and loved working with his students in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, such as, the elementary outdoor education program and the middle school summer studies of the Mangroves and Coral Reefs.

His father, Eugene Doebert, was born in Aurora on February 7, 1929.  He passed away on November 1, 2011 at the age of eighty-two.

Eugene Doebert was a graduate of East Aurora High School. He owned and operated Doebert’s Garage, an auto repair business, for fifty years.

He was a former Third Ward Alderman and Director of Equipment Services for the City of Aurora

An active community volunteer, he served as the president of the Aurora Council of Clubs, president of The Tiger Athletic Association, member of the board of directors of the Aurora Easter Seals and second vice-president of the PTA of John W. Gates School.

His wife, Dolores Doebert, graduated from West Aurora High School and was active in PTA and girl scouts. She lived in Aurora until her passing in 2016.

The Doebert Family wishes to honor Edward Doebert’s love of teaching by assisting an East Aurora High School graduate who plans to attend a four year college/university and major in education.

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

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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Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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