Marilyn Foote, a lifelong resident of Aurora, was employed for more than thirty years by Bank of America as a consultant and grant analyst for the Bersted Foundation. Mrs. Foote graduated from Madonna High School and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is a member of Holy Angels Church, and has been a member and officer in the St. Anne’s Society. She has served as president of many non-profit organizations, locally and statewide and 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.
William Foote (1932-2022) was the co-founder of the Aurora law firm, Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason and Slocum. Mr. Foote graduated from West Aurora High School, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. 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. Mr. Foote had also been a lecturer and Eucharist Minister.