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Our Savior Lutheran Church Endowment Fund in Honor of Reverend Arlan & Delores Brandt

Established 1992

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church

Our Savior Lutheran Church of Aurora created an endowment fund in honor of a former pastor and his wife, Reverend Arlan and Delores Brandt.

Reverend Brandt (1926-2012) served as pastor of the church from 1974 to 1991.

Delores Brandt was a licensed practical nurse at Dreyer Clinic.

The fund provides annual income to serve the ongoing charitable needs of the church.

Our Savior Church was organized in 1935. Services were held at Healy Chapel in Aurora until a new church building was constructed in 1942.

The new facility, located on West Downer Place, has served the congregation ever since.

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

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

…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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