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Rush-Copley Fox Valley Heart Endowment Fund

Established 2014

Rush-Copley Medical Center
Rush-Copley Medical Center

The Rush-Copley Fox Valley Heart Endowment Fund supports the mission of the Rush-Copley Foundation as it relates to the Fox Valley Heart Fund.

The Fox Valley Heart Fund was organized in 2004 to promote cardiovascular health while reducing gender and economic disparity.

The organization focuses on increasing awareness and education through community outreach programs and public workshops related to cardiovascular risk reduction topics.

Additionally, the Fund continues its ongoing initiatives which include: providing screening and risk assessments for patients in the Fox Valley area, hosting the Annual Women and Heart Disease Symposium, supporting the efforts of Heart Sisters, and awarding scholarships to local nursing students each year to help them achieve their educational goals.

Interventional cardiologist and Fox Valley Heart Fund founder, Santosh Gill, M.D. continues to be the driving force behind the mission and work of the Foundation. Her endless energy and tireless efforts have been inspiring and resulted in numerous ongoing collaborations throughout the community.

Recently, her dream of creating a clinic for the community’s underserved was realized with the opening of the Aurora Community Heart Clinic in Aurora.

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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