Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Eleanor C. Hungar Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2006

Eleanor C. Hungar

Eleanor C. Hungar

This fund was established to administer a bequest from the estate of Eleanor Hungar.

Miss Hungar (1905-2005) attended Greenman Elementary School.

She was a graduate of West Aurora High School and Illinois State University at Normal.

In 1929, she began a teaching career in Westmont, Illinois.  A few years later, she transferred to the West Aurora School System where she served as an elementary teacher at Todd and Freeman Schools.

Before retiring in 1970, Miss Hungar authored several stories, including “We Study Space” and “Christmas and the Nutcracker Suite.”

Miss Hungar was a beloved and greatly admired teacher.  She had a profound influence on the children whose lives she touched.

To this day, former students fondly recall her extraordinary kindness to those who had the good fortune to learn at her side.

In keeping with her lifelong devotion to children, she bequeathed a portion of her estate to provide scholarships for students entering the field of elementary education.


A Tribute to Eleanor C. Hungar

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