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Wayne & Karin Greenawalt Family Endowment Fund

Established 2015

Wayne Greenawalt
Karin Greenawalt
Karin Greenawalt

This fund was created to provide ongoing financial support for Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora. This Christian ministry, originally named Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, was established in 1928 to serve transient men. Today, Wayside Cross serves not only men whose lives are troubled and in crisis, but also homeless women and children, at-risk youth, people behind bars, and low income families.

Wayne Greenawalt was called to be the Executive Director of Wayside Cross Ministries in 1984, a position he held for twenty-six years.

Originally from Philadelphia, Wayne is a graduate of Wheaton College and Gordon Conwell Divinity School. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1968. He served as Navy chaplain and pastor of churches in Vermont, Connecticut and Pennsylvania before assuming his position as ministry head of Wayside Cross Ministries.

Karin Greenawalt is originally from Vermont. She is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut College. She is a kindergarten teacher at Aurora Christian School where she has served for more than thirty years.

The Greenawalts are members of Faith Baptist Church Mill Creek.

Wayne and Karin have two daughters, Michelle and Christina, and seven grandchildren.

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

…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

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

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

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

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