The Gregory J. Probst Giving Fund was created in 2016 by Mr. Probst to fulfill his philanthropic objectives. Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, Mr. Probst is a graduate of West Aurora High School and Illinois State University. After working briefly in the banking industry, he returned to his alma mater to manage the university-owned campus computer store. Currently, Mr. Probst serves as the Vice President of Finance & Operations for the Community Foundation and is responsible for overseeing the financial, operational, and technology matters of the Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora American Legion Band.