Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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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.

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