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Mandy Modic Endowment Fund

Established 2015

Mandy Modic

This fund was created by the McGee Foundation of Dallas, Texas to provide annual grants to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois for the theatre’s Broadway Series.

The fund pays tribute to Mandy Modic, a professional actress who has appeared in several musical productions at the Paramount.

Mandy was born in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. As a youth, she was an avid participant in several sports and was honored to have played volleyball in the Junior Olympics at age seventeen.

She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

She has performed throughout the country and overseas, appearing in numerous musicals including Hairspray, Spamalot, Anything Goes, Pirates of Penzance, Carousel, Les Miserables and A Chorus Line.

For the 2015-2016 Season, Mandy is starring in the National Tour of 42nd Street.

At the Paramount Theatre, Mandy appeared in The Who’s Tommy, 42nd Street, and Annie.

She also had the opportunity to appear on NBC and developed a love for film and television.

Mandy also enjoys traveling, baking, photography, laughing, and chocolate! More information regarding Mandy and her professional career can be found at

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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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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

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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