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Wesley F. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2001

Wesley F. Fisher
Wesley F. Fisher

This fund provides scholarships to students pursuing a course of study in the School of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wesley Fisher (1908-2000) was born in Elgin, Illinois.  He was the valedictorian and president of the Class of 1925 at Elgin High School.

In 1929, he received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.

Mr. Fisher joined Illinois Bell Telephone Company after graduation and worked there for forty years until his retirement in 1969.

He and his wife Bernice were members of New England Congregational Church in Aurora.

Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his wife in 1993 and by his daughter Lynne in 1976.

He was survived by his son Thomas Fisher who retired as chairman and chief executive officer of Nicor in 2005.

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

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

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

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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