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Sharon Stredde Administrative Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Sharon Stredde
Sharon Stredde
Sharon Stredde
Sharon Stredde

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.


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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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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