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John E. Meyer Family Advisory Endowment Fund

Established 2012

John E. Meyer
John E. Meyer

This fund was established by the children of John E. Meyer through a distribution from their father’s private foundation.

The fund’s primary goal is to support organizations that “nourish the lives of children.”

Jack Meyer (1929-2010) was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Aurora, Illinois.

A graduate of Marmion Military Academy and Benedictine University, he worked as a chemist for many years in the roofing material business, relocating from Illinois to Michigan and then to Maryland.

During his career, he was awarded four patents.

Later, he formed a consulting business which helped three companies enter the roofing granule market.

Moving to North Carolina, he established the Meyer LD Corporation to build and restore homes.

He also wrote and published a number of books.  Among his many personal interests were history, travel and cooking.

One of his last wishes was to establish a charitable fund to benefit children in need.

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

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

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

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