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Fox Valley Patriotic Organization Endowment Fund

Established 2019

Flag Day Monument in Batavia, IL

The Fox Valley Patriotic Organization (FVPO) has set out on an impressive plan to create a national monument to celebrate the symbol of our great nation, the United States Flag.

The flag tells the story of our nation’s history. It celebrates the arrival of new states, is lowered to honor our nation’s fallen, and marks significant events in time. The design of this monument captures these stories and events in a way that is beautiful and educational.

Our goal is to raise approximately $991,500 to construct the monument. The monument will sit on land donated by the City of Batavia and construction estimates are approximately $840,000. The remaining $100,000 that we plan to raise would be put into an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for any future maintenance of the monument.

Our plan is to raise these funds through Foundational support and from the support of patriotic Americans. Fundraising efforts are currently underway and include special events to raise awareness, a brick campaign and grant writing. Our goal is to unveil the finished monument on flag Day, June 14th, 2020.

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

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

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

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

…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

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