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Warren J. & Shirley J. Eggers Scholarship Fund

Established 2010

Shirley & Warren Eggers
Shirley & Warren Eggers

Warren J. Eggers, an active civic leader in the Aurora area, passed away on February 15, 2010.

To honor his life, Mr. Egger’s family and friends created a scholarship fund to provide assistance to local students with great financial need who wish to further their education upon graduation from high school.

Warren Eggers (1935-2010) was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in River Forest, Illinois.

He was a graduate of Oak Park–River Forest High School and Elmhurst College.

Upon graduation from college, he was employed as a research chemist at the Sherwin-Williams Company.

In 1966, the family moved to the Aurora area where Mr. Eggers continued his work in the paint and adhesive industry.

He and a group of colleagues purchased the former River Valley Coatings.  He retired from the company in 1996.

He served as a director of the Waubonsee Community College Foundation, chairman of the Valley Industrial Association, member of the Kane County Bar Foundation and member of the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Shirley Eggers was born and raised in Freeport, Illinois.

She received her R.N. from Rush-Presbyterian-Saint Lukes Hospital in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.

Mrs. Eggers retired after fifteen years as a school nurse at East Aurora High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Eggers were active members of Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.

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

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

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

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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