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Marilyn A. & William J. Foote Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2006

Marilyn A. Foote
Marilyn A. Foote
William J. Foote
William J. Foote

Marilyn and William (1932-2022) Foote are lifelong residents of Aurora.

As members of Holy Angels Church, Mrs. Foote has been a member and officer in the St. Anne’s Society and Mr. Foote had been a lecturer and Eucharist Minister.

Mrs. Foote graduated from Madonna High School and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Since 1985, she has been employed by Bank of America as a consultant and grant analyst for the Bersted Foundation.

She has served as president of many non-profit organizations, locally and statewide. She was a board member of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

In 2006, she was presented with the Lyle E. Oncken Community Service Award and also was the statewide recipient of the Charles A. Bane Award for Volunteer Excellence in Illinois.

Mr. Foote graduated from West Aurora High School, Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

He was the co-founder of the Aurora law firm, Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason and Slocum.

He was a member of the Kane County and Illinois Bar Associations and was president of the West Aurora High School Alumni Association from 2005-2007.

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

…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

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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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