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Robert L. & Joyce A. Golz Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2009

Robert L. & Joyce A. Golz
Robert L. & Joyce A. Golz

This fund was created to support scholarships for graduates of high schools in the City of Aurora or the City of Oswego.

Robert Golz (1934-2003) was born and raised in Aurora.  He was the son of the late Herbert Golz, the founder of Equipto Electronics in Aurora.

Mr. Golz joined the company in 1960 as vice president of manufacturing.  From 1979 to 1999, he served as the chief executive officer and later became the firm’s chairman of the board.

According to Joyce Golz, her husband placed a high value on the lives of his employees.  He often changed company policies to accommodate the schedules of working mothers.

He also limited the number of business trips in a year so that salespeople could spend more time with their families.

Joyce Golz  joined Equipto Electronics in 1960.  As the company grew, she became the sales supervisor and assistant to the sales manager.  She retired in 1999.

Mrs. Golz established this fund to honor her husband and the strong principles by which he lived his life.

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

…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

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

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

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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