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Malcolm L. & Lydia J. Jones Permanent Endowment Fund

Established 1964

Malcolm L. & Lydia J. Jones
Malcolm L. & Lydia J. Jones

This fund, created in 1964, was established as an endowment in 1990 to provide income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.

Malcolm Jones (1904-1998), a lifelong Auroran, was a graduate of Dartmouth College.  He was vice president of Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Company in Aurora.

He also was an active civic leader and served on numerous boards including Aurora University, Aurora YMCA, First American Bank, Home Savings and Loan Association, Rotary Club of Aurora and YWCA Aurora.

Mr. Jones was a director of the Community Foundation for fifteen years, serving as chairman for two of those years.  He also served as a senior or emeritus director for eighteen years.

Lydia Jones (1911-1986) was a graduate of Northwestern University.  She held leadership positions with many charitable organizations including the American Association of University Women, Child Welfare Society, United Way, Woman’s Club of Aurora and YWCA Aurora.

Malcolm and Lydia Jones were devoted members of New England Congregational Church, joining in 1920 and 1933 respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

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