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Jerry Hart Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2010

Jerry Hart
Jerry Hart

This fund was established in honor of educator Gerald E. Hart, Jr. to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from East Aurora High School who had previously been enrolled at Waldo Middle School.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be pursing a science-related course of study.

Jerry Hart (1943-1994) was born in Aurora, Illinois.

He was a graduate of Aurora University and earned a masters degree from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Hart was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.

He also was a member of the American Federation of Teachers.

Mr. Hart was a dedicated and well-respected science teacher at Waldo Middle School.

At the time of his death, a scholarship fund was created within the East Aurora Schools to honor his commitment to the students at Waldo Middle School.

The fund now is administered by the Community Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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