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Louis R. Forte Music Scholarship Fund

Established 2007

Louis R. Forte
Louis R. Forte

Louis Forte (1925-2006) was a music educator for thirty-seven years. He taught at Simmons Junior High School and East Aurora High School.

Upon retirement, he continued to teach part-time at Holy Angels Catholic School and also in the West Aurora School District at Jefferson, Washington, Jewel and Herget Schools for a total of eighteen additional years.

Mr. Forte received his undergraduate degree in music from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago and his masters degree in music education from Northwestern University.

Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students from East or West Aurora High Schools who are pursuing a degree in music at the college level of study.

Mr. Forte’s commitment to bringing out the very best talent in each student is the basis for the awarding of these scholarships.

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

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

…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

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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