The Steven John Duranceau Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was created to honor the life of Steven Duranceau.
The fund awards scholarships to residents of the Community Foundation’s service area who are or have been actively involved in the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.
Steven Duranceau (1955-2006) was a graduate of St. Rita of Cascia School and West Aurora High School.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business at Illinois State University.
He was employed at MetLife as a customer relations account manager. When MetLife merged with United Healthcare in 1996, he assumed a position as account executive at the new firm.
While attending St. Rita of Cascia School, Mr. Duranceau was active in Boy Scout Troop 53 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. He later became scout master for a troop in Aurora.
An avid runner, Mr. Duranceau completed twelve marathons – eight in Chicago, one in Milwaukee, one in Phoenix and two in Orlando.
The fund was endowed in 2019.