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Peter & Jackie Henning Advisory Fund

Established 2011

The Peter & Jackie Henning Advisory Fund was established by Peter and Jackie Henning to support their philanthropic objectives.

Peter Henning was born and raised in Aurora, IL, and was a graduate of West Aurora High School, Amherst College (B.A.), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.). He began working at Plano Molding Company, which specializes in outdoor storage solutions, in 1978, becoming its president and CEO in 1986. From 1989 to 2010, even after selling the business, he remained there as chair.

Prior to the couple’s move to California in 2011, Henning served on the Board of Directors at the Community Foundation from 1998-2008. He also chaired and served on the Boards of several other local organizations: Fox Valley YMCA, Valley West Community Hospital (formerly Sandwich Community Hospital), Kendall County Foundation, Castle Bancorp Group Inc. and Castle Bank, Sandwich. In addition, he served as a Board member of the American Sportfishing Association, the world’s largest sportfishing trade association. While they moved to California, he continued to support nonprofit organizations in the Fox River Valley area and remained connected to many people and organizations.


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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

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