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Charlotte T. Reid Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Charlotte T. Reid
Charlotte T. Reid


The Charlotte T. Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships to students entering the field of music.

The fund, which was created by her family at the time of her passing, became an endowment in 2008.

Charlotte Reid (1913-2007) was born in Kankakee, Illinois. She attended Illinois College in Jacksonville and studied music with Louise Gilbert of Chicago.

Later, she was a featured vocalist on the nationally syndicated radio program on NBC, the Don McNeil Breakfast Club.

When her husband Frank Reid died after winning the Republican Primary for the United States Congress in 1962, Mrs. Reid was chosen to run in his place.

She won and was re-elected four more times. In the middle of her fifth term, she was appointed to the FCC.

Mrs. Reid addressed the National Republican Convention in 1964 and 1968.

She was survived by two daughters, Patricia Lindner and Susan Lewis.  Her two sons, Edward and Frank Reid III, have passed away.

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

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

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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