Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Simons-Minkler Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1970

This endowment was created upon receipt of a bequest from Katharyn Simons.

Miss Simons (1885-1969) lived her early years in Yorkville. Upon graduation from Beloit College, she taught at Morton High School in Cicero for thirty-six years.

After her retirement, she returned to Yorkville.  Her maternal grandfather was an early settler of Kendall County and developed the famous “Minkler Apple.”

Simons bequeathed a large portion of her estate to the Foundation in honor of her family.

The Simons-Minkler Fund provides income for scholarships to graduates of East Aurora, West Aurora or Yorkville High School.

Created in 1970, the fund was established as an endowment in 1989.

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