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Frank & Marianne Miller Endowment Fund

Established 2006

Marianne & Frank Miller
Marianne & Frank Miller

This fund was created to provide annual grants to local educational and charitable organizations.

Frank Miller (1933-2022) was a 1951 graduate of Marmion Military Academy.  In 2002, he received the school’s prestigious Centurion Award for longtime public and community service.

He earned a degree from Aurora College in 1961 and serves as a member of the board of trustees.

He worked for Illinois Bell/Ameritech from 1952 until his retirement in 1990.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Kane County Board for more than twenty years, eight as chairman.

In 2004, the Orchard Road underpass was named the Frank R. Miller Transportation Plaza to honor his commitment to transportation and the citizens of Kane County.

He served on a number of boards and commissions including the Community Foundation, Rosary High School, Senior Services Associates, Fox Valley Park District Foundation, NIPC, the RTA and RTA Pension Trust as chairman.

Marianne Miller is a graduate of Madonna High School, and a member of Holy Angels Church and the church’s St. Anne’s Society.

She was a longtime active member of the Child Welfare Society and served as a Kane County election judge for thirty-three years.

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

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

…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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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