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Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Illinois Endowment Fund

Established 2006

kiwanis_club_logo.jpgThe Kiwanis Club of Aurora was organized in 1916, the 21st club chartered in the world.

Kiwanis is a coined word meaning “stand tall” derived from the Sioux Indian language.

The club is responsive to community projects that are worthwhile and help to make Aurora an excellent community in which to live.

Kiwanis sponsors youth service clubs at local middle schools, high schools and Aurora University.

Funding also is provided for a special needs camp, learn to swim programs, and youth baseball and softball.

Kiwanis marches in local parades, assists the Salvation Army kettle drive, presents an annual God and Fellowman Award and undertakes a special project each year through its President’s Project.

The underlying purpose of this fund is to continue support of the philanthropic purposes of the club.

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

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

…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

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