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David B. Perry Endowment Fund

Established 2004

David B. Perry
David B. Perry

This fund was established to administer a bequest from the estate of David B. Perry. David Perry (1919-2003) was born in Kaneville Township.

His great grandfather, Amos Miner, was the first settler in the township. Mr. Perry lived most of his life in the home that his great grandfather built.

As a devoted member of the Kaneville Historical Society, Mr. Perry worked tirelessly to preserve the rich heritage of his community.

For a number of years, he was employed by Northern Illinois University. He also raised cattle as well as crops on the land that he loved.

He and his wife, Marian, were faithful attendees of the Chicago Opera and shared a deep respect for the traditions of the Kaneville community. Mrs. Perry died in 1989.

This fund provides income for the support of charitable organizations located in Kaneville.

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

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

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

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

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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