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Hailey Becker Advisory Fund

Established 2021

 

The Hailey Becker Advisory Fund was created in 2021 by Ms. Becker to fulfill some of her philanthropic objectives. Ms. Becker moved to North Aurora when she was 5 years old and graduated from West Aurora High School in 2016. In 2020, she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Metallurgical Engineering from The University of Alabama where she also enjoyed playing the saxophone, boxing, and spending time outdoors. She is currently continuing her education at Michigan State University, pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Growing up in Aurora taught Ms. Becker the importance of community involvement. Since moving to Lansing, MI, she has been volunteering with a local nonprofit in a community garden and hopes to expand her involvement to youth outreach and the arts. Outside of volunteering, Ms. Becker loves to spend time with her cat, Gert and teach her new tricks.

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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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