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Paul Francis & Marian Goodwin Stare Endowment Fund

Established 2000

Paul Francis & Marian Goodwin Stare
Paul Francis & Marian Goodwin Stare

This fund was created to assist the charitable needs of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora.

Mr. and Mrs. Stare were lifelong residents of Aurora and lifelong members of Holy Angels Church.

The couple graduated from Holy Angels School in 1922 and West Aurora High School in 1926.

Marian Stare (1908-2003) was a 1929 graduate of Illinois State University. She taught in the primary grades in West Aurora School District 129 and at St. Mary’s Parochial School.

She was a member of Holy Angels St. Anne’s Society, the Mercy Center Auxiliary and the Aurora Historical Society.

Paul Stare (1906-2000) was employed in the sales department of International Harvester Company for thirty-four years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 736, the Fourth Degree Marquette Assembly and the Aurora Historical Society.

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

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

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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