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Eldon R. & Evelyn E. Rackmyer Parochial Schools Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Eldon R. & Evelyn E. Rackmyer
Eldon R. & Evelyn E. Rackmyer

This fund provides grants to St. Rita of Cascia School in Aurora. Eldon Rackmyer (1912-1991) was a lifelong Aurora resident.

He was a graduate of East Aurora High School and worked as a conductor for the CB&Q Railroad.

Both his father and grandfather served as aldermen for the City of Aurora. Mr. Rackmyer was a member of St. Rita of Cascia Church.

Evelyn Rackmyer was born in Richmond, Illinois. At the age of three, her family moved to Aurora.

She attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Madonna High School.

After graduation from East Aurora High School, Mrs. Rackmyer worked as clerk-steno for the CB&Q Railroad.

She currently is a member of the staff of the Aurora Public Art Commission and has volunteered for numerous local organizations, including the Aurora Historical Society and Provena Mercy Medical Center.

Mrs. Rackmyer is a member of St. Rita of Cascia Church.

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

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

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

…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

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

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