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Kathleen Ann McCalla Memorial Fund

Established 2005

Kathleen Ann McCalla
Kathleen Ann McCalla

The Kathleen Ann McCalla Memorial Fund provides grants for anti-smoking educational programs that will benefit the students of West Aurora High School.  The fund was created by Kathleen’s mother, three sisters, friends and co-workers.

Kathleen McCalla (1949-2005) was a 1967 graduate of West Aurora High School. She was an active participant in the gymnastics program while a student at the school.  She was employed by the Federal Aviation Agency in Aurora for twenty-one years.

According to her family, a memorial fund was established out of concern for the health and welfare of students who are not aware of the serious hazards of smoking. It is the intention of this fund to bring innovative programs to the high school that will significantly impact the decisions students must make in this important area of their lives.

Kathleen will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and love of family. She also will be remembered for the legacy she leaves for the benefit of others.

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

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

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

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

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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