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William Alexander & Marjory Mather Greene Endowment Fund

Established 2005

William A. & Marjory M. Greene
William A. & Marjory M. Greene

This fund was created to provide income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking and scholarship programs.

William A. Greene was born in Aurora and had lived most of his life in his hometown.

He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago Business School.

Mr. Greene was associated with the Barber-Greene Company for thirty-six years, retiring as vice-president of administration and secretary. He also was a director of the firm.

He served on numerous boards of directors including Aurora University, Aurora Family YMCA, Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Aurora.

His father William B. Greene was a co-founder of the Barber-Greene Company and also was one of the founding members of the Community Foundation.

Marjory Greene was born and raised in Chicago.  She was a graduate of the University of Chicago and has been active in the community and school-related organizations.

Mr. and Mrs. Greene were members of New England Congregational Church.

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

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

…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

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