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Hearts for Hanah Scholarship Fund

Established 2005

Hanah Rae Friel
Hanah- Age 18 Months
Hanah- Age 19

The Hearts for Hanah Scholarship Fund was originally established to celebrate the life of Hanah Rae Friel, who underwent an intensive cancer treatment program including chemotherapy, radiation, blood transfusions, tumor resections, and stem-cell transplants. After thirty-seven days in the hospital and two years of battling Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, Hanah was declared cancer free.Today, Hanah continues to pursue an education toward a bachelor’s degree in social work, hoping to work with either foster kids or pediatric oncology patients as a Child Life Specialist. The Hearts for Hanah scholarship fund provide scholarships for students who have the same desire to give back to their community and help young children, just as Hanah dreams.

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

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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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