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Edward & Frances Fauth Endowment Fund

Established 2015

Edward & Frances Fauth
Edward & Frances Fauth

This fund, which was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estates of Edward and Frances Fauth, provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.

Edward Fauth (1922-2009) was born in Aurora, Illinois. After graduating from East Aurora High School, he began working for the Barber-Greene Company.

He then served with the 477th Railroad Battalion of the United States Army in World War II which was involved in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, Mr. Fauth returned to Barber-Greene and continued his employment with the company for thirty-one years. During this time, he received degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

He then became Dean of Community Services with Waubonsee Community College. While at the college, he earned his doctorate in education. He retired from the college in 1987.

Several of the many organizations Mr. Fauth served include the Aurora East School District Board of Education, Aurora Family YMCA, Aurora Economic Development Commission, Aurora Urban League, Hesed House, Kane Kendall County Mental Health Center, United Way and the Rotary Club of Aurora.

He was the first district governor of Rotary from the Aurora Noon Rotary Club. He also was active in the local and national societies of professional engineers.

Frances Fauth (1925-2012) was born in Aurora, Illinois. She was a graduate of East Aurora High School and earned her Registered Nursing Degree from St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago.

Mrs. Fauth worked as a nurse for Dr. Charles Wunsch for many years. She then trained to be a dental assistant and worked for her son in his dental practice until her retirement.

As a community leader, Mrs. Fauth served on the boards of directors of Plum Landing, P.E.O. Chapter DD and the YWCA of Aurora. She also volunteered for the Waubonsee Community College Literacy Program.

Mr. and Mrs. Fauth were members of the New England Congregational Church in Aurora.

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

…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

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

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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