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Tom & Mary Jo’s Bowl of Soup Advisory Fund

Established 2008

Thomas V. & Mary Jo Gray Angott
Thomas V. & Mary Jo Gray Angott

The Tom and Mary Jo’s Bowl of Soup Advisory Fund was created by David and Midge Schafer as a memorial to their parents.

Thomas V. Angott (1926-2008) was a graduate of the University of Detroit and chairman of the board of Burger Creamery.

He served on the boards of nearly every major dairy association, including the National Dairy Council, United Dairy Industry Association, Milk Industry Foundation and the Michigan Dairy Foods Association.

Highlighting his distinguished career outside of business, he was the Detroit Fire Commissioner in the 1960s and 1970s, commanding the city’s firefighting forces during the civil riots of 1967.

He also served on the commissions or delegations for four Michigan governors and five U.S. presidents, including an agricultural exchange mission behind the Iron Curtain to Red China at the direction of President Carter prior to the establishment of formal diplomatic relations with the United States.

In the 1980s, he was a member of a civilian delegation to the war-torn Middle East, supervising the safe and orderly withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon.

During his lifetime, Mr. Angott was chairman, president, regent or director to seven universities and colleges, eight hospitals and medical centers, and over one hundred charities.

Mary Jo Gray Angott (1926-1977) was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

She attended Mary Grove College in Detroit and majored in early education.

She was a wife and mother to eight children.

She shared many of her husband’s interests and joined with him in service to their church and numerous charitable institutions.

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

…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

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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