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James L. & Barbara H. Henning Endowment Fund

Established 1997

James L. Henning
James L. Henning
Barbara H. Henning
Barbara H. Henning

This fund was created to provide grants to Wesley United Methodist Church of Aurora and also for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.

James Henning (1913-1979) was a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School.

He practiced law in Chicago and later became president of Plano Molding Company.

Mr. Henning also served in the United States Navy from 1942-1945.

Barbara Henning (1916-2002) was a graduate of Wellesley College and Blackburn College.

She was an active member of the Child Welfare Society, Tuesday Garden Club, PEO Chapter BT, and the Waubonsee Literacy Program.

Mrs. Henning also served as a director of the Community Foundation for twelve years.

…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

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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