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Senator Robert W. & Helen Drew Mitchler Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Senator Robert & Helen Mitchler
Senator Robert & Helen Mitchler
Robert W. Mitchler 1920-2012
Robert W. Mitchler (1920-2012)
Helen Mitchler (1924-2020)

Robert (1920-2012) Mitchler was a native of Aurora. He graduated from East Aurora High School and Aurora University.

He was employed by the CB&Q Railroad until 1941. He then served in the United States Navy during World War II.

In 1950, he was recalled to active duty in the Korean War.  Mr. Mitchler also worked for Northern Illinois Gas.

In 1964, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate where he served until his retirement in 1981.

Helen Mitchler (1924-2020) was also a native of Aurora. She graduated from East Aurora High School and the Copley School of Nursing.

Her career in nursing was with Copley Memorial Hospital and the Dreyer Medical Clinic.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Mitchler were active in community service.  Robert Mitchler served with numerous military and veteran organizations and Helen Mitchler with social, political and medical support units.

Mrs. Mitchler’s active work with the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution earned her election as National Vice President General.

In 1953, the couple moved to rural Oswego in Kendall County.

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

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

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

…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

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

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