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Richard C. Hamper Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 1996

Richard C. Hamper
Richard C. Hamper

Richard C. Hamper (1905-1995) was born in Aurora.  He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern Law School.

He served in the United States Army during World War II as a special agent in intelligence.

Mr. Hamper was associated in the practice of law with Charles H. Atwell, Sr. in the firm of Atwell and Hamper.  In the 1940’s, he served as the Kane County States Attorney.

Attorney Hamper practiced law for over sixty years and was the oldest practicing attorney in Aurora at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Union League Club in Aurora, the American Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association.

His wife Ruth Hamper (1917-2013) created this unrestricted fund as a memorial to her husband in 1996. It was established as an endowment in 2003.

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

…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

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

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

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