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Peg Jackson Memorial Literary Endowment Fund

Established 2000

Peg Jackson
Peg Jackson

This fund honors the memory of Peg Tyndal Jackson, a noted author of children’s stories.

Jackson (1917-1996) was a resident of Batavia, Illinois.  Upon graduation from Beloit High School, she majored in journalism at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Jackson began writing stories to amuse her daughter and eventually became an accomplished author. She published twenty-nine stories, many of which appeared in Jack and Jill, Calling All Girls and Highlights for Children.  She also wrote for the Rockford Register Star newspaper.

In Batavia, she was known as the “story lady” who visited elementary schools and read mystery stories to the children.

Jackson’s daughter, Susan Jackson Goodhue, established this endowment in her mother’s name to encourage the discipline of creative writing among the students of the Batavia School System.

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

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

…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

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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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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