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Oberweis Family Endowment Fund

Established 1985

Lora J. & Joseph J. Oberweis
Lora J. & Joseph J. Oberweis

The family and friends of Joseph J. Oberweis (1911-1984) established this fund at the time of his death to provide income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program and for the administrative needs of the Foundation.

Mr. Oberweis was chairman of Oberweis Dairy Inc. of Aurora and served on the board of directors of Valley National Bank.

He was active in the Aurora Noon Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

His wife Lora J. Oberweis (1909-2005) had served as the vice-president of Oberweis Dairy, managing credit accounts.

Mrs. Oberweis also was a first grade teacher and later the principal of Dieterich School in Aurora, where she met her future husband who was the school’s milkman.

Created in 1985, the fund was established as an endowment in 1994.

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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