This fund was created by Sharon Stredde to provide income for the future administrative needs of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.
In November 1985, Sharon Stredde became the first executive director of the Community Foundation (then called The Aurora Foundation). In 2003, she was named president and CEO.
Under her leadership, the assets of the Foundation grew from $3.7 million to over $75 million.
She also instituted and directed the production of historic videos that continue to be effective in preserving the legacies of local individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Mrs. Stredde established this fund in honor of her original and all subsequent boards of directors for their gracious encouragement of her role within the Community Foundation.
This fund also was created in grateful appreciation for the hundreds of individuals and families who so generously supported the Community Foundation during her tenure of service.