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Constance K. & Allen J. Kent Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Allen & Constance Kent
Allen & Constance Kent

The Constance K. & Allen J. Kent Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide scholarships for students graduating from public or private high schools within the boundaries of Aurora School District 129 or 131 and also Marmion Academy.

Constance Kent, a native Auroran, graduated from Madonna High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from DePaul University in Chicago.

She enjoyed a career in marketing and journalism. She also held an Illinois Real Estate License.

Mrs. Kent has served on the boards of area organizations including Family Counseling Service, American Association of University Women and YWCA Aurora.

In addition, she has been a volunteer at the Dominican Literacy Center.

Allen Kent, a native of Jefferson, South Dakota, is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at South Dakota State University.

He was on the pharmacy staff of Provena Mercy Center for many years and retired as director of pharmacy.

Mr. Kent also holds a master of science degree in business from Aurora University.

He has served on many professional boards, including the Pharmacy Practitioner Panel of The United States Pharmacopeia.

He also has volunteered for several community boards including Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Dominican Literacy Center, Provena Fox Knoll, Aurora Public Arts Commission and the Prestbury Citizens Association.

…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

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

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

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

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

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