This fund was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estates of W. Charlie and Shirley Hooper.
W. Charlie Hooper (1909-1995) was born in Hillsboro, Texas. He was an accountant with Podolak, Hooper and Kerr in Aurora.
Mr. Hooper also was a charter member of the Aurora Optimist Club and a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge of Aurora and New England Congregational Church.
Shirley Hooper (1911-2003) was born in Grand Junction, Colorado. She also was a member of New England Congregational Church.
During the last years of the couple’s life, they resided in Venice, Florida.
Scholarships from this fund are available to residents of the Foundation’s service area.