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Ruby M. Frank Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1994

Ruby M. Frank
Ruby M. Frank

This fund provides one-time scholarships to graduating high school seniors whose permanent residence is within the City of St. Charles.

Students must attend Aurora University or a Lutheran affiliated college or university.

Ruby M. Frank (1920-2009) was born in McClusky, North Dakota.  She attended Mankato College in Minnesota.

In 1953, Mrs. Frank moved to St. Charles, Illinois with her husband, Bob, whom she married in 1944.

In 1957, she founded Frank’s Employment in St. Charles.  She worked in the family business for forty-six years until her retirement in 2003.

Ruby Frank was a director of the Community Foundation for twelve years, serving as chairman for two of those years.

She was a director of Delnor Hospital for thirty-six years and served as president during the merger with Community Hospital.

She also was president of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, GSB Women’s Republican Club and LSSI Hotel Baker Living Center.

Other board service included Aurora University, St. Charles Savings and Loan, Kane County Republican Committee, Illinois Association of Personnel Consultants, Kane DuPage Human Resources Association and WFXW-AM 1480.

Mrs. Frank received St. Charles’ highest award, The Charlemagne, in 1980.  She also was voted one of the top five persons for service to the community of St. Charles in the 20th Century.

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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