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Jeff and Jamie Cali Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2018

The Jeff and Jamie Cali Scholarship Endowment Fund was created by Jeff and Jamie Cali to support their philanthropic objectives. This scholarship will be awarded to eligible students graduating from Marmion Academy who have been involved in extracurricular activities and significant participation in school, church, clubs and community outreach, who also plan to attend either a four-year university or trade/vocational school.

Jeff Cali grew up in Aurora and St. Charles and currently lives in Elgin.  He graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1996 before earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College in 2000 and an MBA from Aurora University in 2016.  He currently works for Venture One Real Estate as Vice President, Development. Jeff is a board member of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and Marmion Academy Alumni Association.

Jamie Cali is a native of Batavia.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a Special Education emphasis from Northern Illinois University in 1999 and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from North Central College in 2003.  She currently works for DeKalb High School as a special education teacher. Jamie recently served the Elgin Junior Service Board as vice president and volunteers at the Elgin YWCA.

The Calis have three boys: Will, Nick and Daniel.

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

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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