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Dustin Villarreal Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established 2006

Dustin Villarreal
Dustin Villarreal

The Dustin Villarreal Family Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the parents of Dustin Villarreal (1991-2006) as a tribute to this young athlete’s life.

Dustin was a freshman at Geneva High School pursuing his dream to win a state championship and play college football. He loved to compete in sports and had an outstanding work ethic on his teams.

One of the Geneva football coaches stated, “As good a football player as he was, he was a better kid. He just really epitomized what we look for out of a Viking.”

Dustin’s friends characterized him as “a great kid who was always looking out for others, who was always smiling.”

Dustin passed away unexpectedly from an undetected heart ailment. He was survived by his parents, Dave and Jena, and his brother David.

Scholarships from this fund are awarded to Geneva High School graduates who participated in varsity football, have good leadership skills and have demonstrated service to community and/or church. The family would like to help others pursue their dreams.

…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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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