This fund was established to support community needs focused on education and the arts.
Helen Thelin is a graduate of Rutgers University. She received her master of arts degree from Northwestern University.
She has served on the boards of directors of AAUW, Girl Scouts – Fox Valley Council, Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Batavia and the Batavia Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Calvin Thelin (1929-2021) was a graduate of Colgate University and the Northwestern University School of Law.
He practiced law for over forty years in Aurora. During the Korean War, he was a staff legal officer in the Navy with the 7th and 5th Fleets.
Mr. Thelin served on the board of directors of Aurora University and was president of the Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
The Thelins were members of the Batavia Congregational Church.