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Frank Naeymi-Rad & Theresa A. Kepic Foundation

Established in 2016

This fund was established to support the philanthropic endeavors of Frank Naeymi-Rad and Theresa A. Kepic. The two met while studying at Illinois State University and have since directed many of their philanthropic efforts toward the healthcare sector specifically within the state of Illinois, which they say has been so good to them personally and professionally. Aside from their philanthropic efforts across northern Illinois, the couple has an endowment at Washington University, which courts many students from the southern Illinois area.

Dr. Frank NaeymiRad is the Cofounder of Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc., a healthcare technology company. Dr. Theresa Kepic is a retired obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Together, the two created Leap of Faith Technologies, Inc., which emphasizes different forms of healthcare and data collection. It also focuses on telehealth a move that has paid off as many healthcare facilities move nonemergency appointments to a virtual setting.

“We want to give one dollar to be able to deliver ten dollars’ value to the causes that we support. We want to make sure that we empower leaders who we are supporting.” – Frank Naeymi-Rad

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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

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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