Skip to content

John & Peg Nichols Memorial Library Endowment Fund

Established 2007

John & Peg Nichols
John & Peg Nichols

This fund provides annual grants to the Messenger Public Library Foundation.

John Nichols (1936-2005) was born in California. As the son of a career U.S. Navy officer, he was living in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

His family later moved to Seattle, Washington where he completed his high school education.

Mr. Nichols then enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and was stationed in Morocco. He earned degrees in chemistry and geology before settling into a thirty-year career with the United States Government.

Peg Nichols (1942-2006) was a graduate of Fenn College.  She pursued graduate studies at Kent State and the University of Utah.

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

…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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

Accessibility Toolbar