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Dunham Advisory Fund

Established 2009

John C. Dunham
John C. Dunham

The Dunham Fund, a private foundation, was created in 2006 to serve local charitable needs.  The foundation received its funding from the estate of John C. Dunham, who passed away in April 2006.

The foundation is governed by local civic leaders who devote their expertise to ensuring the continuation of Mr. Dunham’s impressive philanthropic legacy. The members of the Dunham Fund Board of Advisors are Ryan Maley, Michael Morcos, Stewart Beach, Robert Vaughan, Mark Truemper and Wendy Hirsch.

Since its inception, several million dollars have been awarded in Mr. Dunham’s name to numerous charitable projects.

In 2009, an advisory fund was created within the Community Foundation by the Dunham Fund Board of Advisors to assist the organization in the fulfillment of its charitable objectives.

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

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

…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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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