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Vernon H. Haase Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 1976

Vernon H. Haase
Vernon H. Haase

This fund, created through the transfer of the Vernon Haase Advisory Fund, became an endowment in 1999.

It received further funding from the receipt of an unrestricted bequest from Mr. Haase’s estate in 2000.

Vernon Haase (1918-1999) was chairman of the board of the Henry Pratt Company until his retirement in 1979.

Mr. Haase was active in numerous civic and business organizations including memberships on the boards of directors of Aurora University, Mercy Center for Health Care Services, the Old Second National Bank, Sheer-Korman Associates of New York, Applied Management Research, Inc., Geneva Anadite Inc. and Republic Packaging Corporation of Chicago.

Vernon Haase was a director of the Community Foundation for twenty-five years, serving as chairman for two of those years. He also served as a senior or emeritus director for two years.

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

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

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

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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