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Voris Family Permanent Endowment Fund

Established 1991

Frank & Frances Voris
Frank & Frances Voris

This fund was established to support a wide range of community needs in the name of the Voris Family.

Frank Voris (1907-1989) was a director of the Foundation for fifteen years, serving as chairman for two of those years.  He also served as a senior or emeritus director for seven years prior to his death.

Mr. Voris was past chairman and president of Merchants National Bank of Aurora and the Bank of Boulder Hill.

He also was founder and secretary treasurer of Walker Process Equipment, Inc.

In 1987, he received the Aurora Cosmopolitan Club’s 54th Annual “Distinguished Service Award” for his extraordinary service to the community.

Frances Voris (1909-2000) was a lifelong member of New England Congregational Church of Aurora.

She was the owner of The Knit Shop for many years and was active in the Child Welfare Society and the Tuesday Garden Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Voris are graduates of the University of Illinois.

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

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

…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

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

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