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Neal & Margery Ray Ormond Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1989

Margery Ray & Neal Ormond
Margery Ray & Neal Ormond

This fund was created at the time of Margery Ormond’s death to honor her lifetime of service to the needs of others.

Margery Ormond (1916-1989) was born in New Jersey and was a graduate of Barnard College in New York City.

She was a prominent Aurora civic leader who was an effective advocate for many community causes related to educational excellence, racial equality and fair housing.

Neal Ormond (1913-1993) was born in Yonkers, New York. He was a graduate of New York University.

In 1939, the United States Department of Labor named him the first administrator of the Fair Labor Standards Act in New York State.

In 1943, Mr. Ormond became assistant to the president of Lyon Metal Products in Aurora where he served as vice-president until his retirement in 1978.

Neal Ormond was a director of the Community Foundation for twenty-four years, serving as chairman for two of those years.  He also was a senior or emeritus director for five years.

In addition, Mr. Ormond was a director of many civic and professional organizations.

This fund was created in 1989 and established as an endowment in 1990.

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

…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

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

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