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Fred & Barb Miller Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1998

Fred & Barb Miller
Fred & Barb Miller

This fund provides scholarships to students of German descent who are graduating from a high school located within the Foundation’s service area.

Fred Miller (1928-1999) retired from the Columbia Pipe Company in 1996.

He devoted a lifetime of service to the Boy Scouts of America.  He was active in Boy Scout Troop 29 at Domeier and Hermes Schools for over fifty years.

During that time he received every award given to those associated with the Boy Scouts.

His other civic activities included memberships with the Tiger Club and the Italian-American Club.

The Optimist Club presented an award to Mr. Miller in honor of his outstanding contributions to the community.

Barb Miller also was involved in several community organizations.

She was an active member of the PTA’s of several East Aurora Schools, was a Girl Scout Leader for eight years and a committee member of Troop 29.

This fund was created in 1998 and established as an endowment in 2000.

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

…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

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

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

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

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