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Howard & Sherry Eagle Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2006

Howard & Sherry Eagle
Howard & Sherry Eagle

This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from West Aurora High School for attendance at Aurora University.

Howard Eagle (1946-2006) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a small business owner and later became an educator at the Aurora Community School.

He was an inspiring teacher who challenged his students to reach for a future that would bring hope and promise to their lives.

Sherry Eagle is currently the executive director of the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University.

She served as superintendent of West Aurora School District 129 for twelve years.

Howard and Sherry Eagle encouraged students to find their place in the world by believing in themselves. It is in this spirit that scholarships from their fund are awarded.

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

…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

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

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

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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