Daniel D. Dolan created this fund as a permanent resource for his family’s philanthropic interests.
Mr. Dolan (1931-2020) was a lifelong resident of Aurora. In 1965, he and James O. Murphy established the first real estate firm in the Fox River Valley specializing in commercial, industrial and investment properties.
The firm played an important role in formulating the City of Aurora’s Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan in the 1960’s. Mr. Murphy passed away shortly thereafter.
Mr. Dolan’s sons Daniel, Brian and Ryan joined their father in the family firm and have been an integral part of Dolan & Murphy for many years.
The Dolans have made a strong commitment to the charitable needs of the Aurora area through their endowment fund within the Foundation.