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Francis A. Geib Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1990

This fund, which was created upon receipt of a bequest in 1990 from the estate of Francis A. Geib, was established as an endowment in 2010.

Francis Geib (1916-1989) was born in Aurora.  His parents were German immigrants who settled in the Aurora/Naperville area.

He was a graduate of Fox Valley Catholic High School (which later combined with Jasper Academy of Jasper, Indiana to become Marmion Academy).

A World War II veteran, Mr. Geib worked at the Brennan Coal Company his entire working career.  He later purchased the company and also Aucutt’s Building Materials.

He was a life member of the Aurora Turners Club and served on the Illinois Fuel Merchants Board.

Mr. Geib and his wife Betty Arleen Anderson had four children.

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

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