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Lydia J. & Malcolm L. Jones Child Care Center Endowment Fund

Established 1996

Former YWCA Child Care Center
Former YWCA Child Care Center

The family of Malcolm and Lydia Jones created an endowment fund to support need-based scholarships for children attending the Lydia J. & Malcolm L. Jones Child Care Center operated by the YWCA Aurora.

In 2010, the YWCA sold its building to the City of Aurora. The facility was subsequently torn down.

The Jones Child Care Center Fund now supports other local child care centers in the name of Lydia and Malcolm Jones.

Lydia Jones (1911-1986) was a longtime supporter of the YWCA, serving on the organization’s board of directors for thirty-nine years and also as its president.

Malcolm Jones (1904-1998) was a trustee of the YWCA for many years and was instrumental in the successful fundraising campaign for the new YWCA facility which opened in 1984.

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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

…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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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