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James and Margaret Eccher Advisory Fund

Established 2021

The Eccher Family Advisory Fund was established in 2022 to support the Eccher Family’s philanthropic objectives.

James Eccher is a 1984 graduate of Marmion Military Academy. In 1988, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College. He went on to earn a Masters in Finance from Aurora University.

Jim is the President and CEO of Old Second National Bank, Aurora, IL. He serves on the boards of Waubonsee Community College Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and Old Second Bancorp, Inc. He was a past board member of Rush Copley Medical Foundation Board, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and Aurora YMCA.

Peggy Eccher is a 1986 graduate of St. Francis High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from North Central College in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Peggy is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at a consumer products company located in Chicago, IL.

The Ecchers have one son – Mac. He is a 2022 graduate of Marmion Academy.

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

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

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

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