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Danny McCue Memorial/Aurora Firefighters Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2005

Danny McCue
Danny McCue

This fund provides scholarships to students who are employed by the Aurora Fire Department or to students whose parents or grandparents are employed by or retired from the Aurora Fire Department.

Scholarships are available to students pursing a career at the college level of study or at a trade or vocational school.

Dan McCue (1955-2005) was a graduate of East Aurora High School.

He was employed by the Aurora Fire Department for twenty-four years, achieving the rank of captain.  He also served as a paramedic for eighteen of those years.

Mr. McCue died after a courageous battle with cancer.

His wife Darlene (1963-2009) passed away in a traffic accident in July 2009.

Mr. and Mrs. McCue were survived by four children – Cristin, Joey, Alyssa and Brian.

This scholarship honors, among many other attributes, a dedicated firefighter, friend, father and husband. His legacy of courage, strength and love for life will continue to inspire future generations of students.

…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

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

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

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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