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G. William & Mary D. Richards Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2005

G. William & Mary D. Richards
G. William & Mary D. Richards

This fund was created in 2005 by the family and friends of G. William and Mary D. Richards to honor their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  It was established as an endowment in 2008.

G. William Richards (1933-2009) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois. He was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1957. Mr. Richards was a magistrate for the City of Aurora and the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court. He also was an assistant state’s attorney for Kane County. Mr. Richards was the first president and chairman of the board of the Bank of Montgomery.

Mary Richards (1933-2007) was born in Aurora, Illinois. She was a graduate of West Aurora High School and the James Ward Thorne School of Nursing of Passavant Hospital at Northwestern University.She was employed by Dreyer Clinic in downtown Aurora. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Kane County Board for twenty-four years. She was active in the Aurora Republican Women’s Club, Aurora Junior Women’s Club and the Aurora Children’s Dental Service.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards devoted their lives to the service of numerous charitable organizations in the Aurora community.  They were members of Holy Angels Church in Aurora.

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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