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SGM Gissel Flannigan Rifles Drill Team Scholarship Fund

Established 2016

SGM. John Gissel
SGM John Gissel

The SGM Gissel Flannigan Rifles Drill Team Scholarship Fund was created to support scholarships for students of Marmion Academy who are members of its drill team.

The Flannigan Rifles Drill Team was officially formed in September of 1947 and for generations has been the elite military unit at Marmion Academy.

Sergeant Major John Gissel has been the drill team’s coach since 1997. Under his direction and leadership, the team has grown into a national powerhouse competing all over America.

In addition to the many awards that the team has won over the past twenty years, SGM Gissel’s legacy will be forever remembered in the young men who have grown and developed into men of strong character – men who will make a lasting impact on their community and their nation.


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

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

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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