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Dr. J. William & Arline Hoban Family Fund

Established 2007

Dr. J. William & Arline Hoban
Dr. J. William & Arline Hoban

The Dr. J. William and Arline Hoban Family Fund was established to assist local students who are furthering their education at a college, university, vocational, or trade school.

Dr. Hoban (1920-2003) received his master’s degree from the University of Detroit and his doctorate from Wayne State University.

He and his wife Arline moved to Aurora in 1968, at which time he became Dean of the Evening School and Summer School at the newly organized Waubonsee Community College.  He retired from the college in 1989.

Arline Hoban (1925-2022) was a graduate of the University of Detroit. She was an educator at West Aurora High School and later began a career at MetLife.

Mrs. Hoban retired in 1990.  She was a member of Holy Angels Church and the American Association of University Women.

Dr. and Mrs. Hoban had six children. The scholarship fund created by the Hoban Family reflects their dedication to higher education.

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

…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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

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