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Mayor Albert D. & Mary Ann McCoy Advisory Endowment Fund

Established 2005

Albert D. & Mary Ann McCoy
Albert D. & Mary Ann McCoy

The Mayor Albert D. & Mary Ann McCoy Advisory Endowment Fund provides charitable grants to local non-profit organizations. Created in 2005, it became an endowment fund in 2015.

Al McCoy (1926-2016) was a lifelong resident of Aurora. He graduated from Marmion Academy in 1944 and attended Aurora University and the University of Montana.

He was a combat veteran of World War II, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey in the South Pacific.

Mr. McCoy was Mayor of Aurora for twelve years from 1965 to 1977. During his tenure, Aurora annexed over 6,800 acres of land giving rise to Aurora’s distinction as the second largest city in Illinois.

Mr. McCoy was past president of The Aurora Foundation (now the Community Foundation) and was a member of the board of directors for twenty-seven years.

Mary Ann McCoy (1931-2008) was born in Huron, South Dakota. She graduated from Plano High School in 1949 and attended Northern Illinois University.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of New England Congregational Church and sang in the church choir for forty-one years.

Mr. and Mrs. McCoy were married for fifty-three years and were active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.

The Mayor Albert D. & Mary Ann McCoy Advisory Fund was created by Albert and Mary Ann McCoy to support their philanthropic objectives.

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

…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

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

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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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