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Wadsworth Family Cultural Arts Endowment Fund

Established 2000

Brent & Jean Wadsworth
Brent & Jean Wadsworth

Two endowment funds were established within the Community Foundation by Brent and Jean Wadsworth.

The first endowment, the Wadsworth Family Endowment Fund, provides income to the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools Fund to benefit the students of West Aurora School District 129.

The second endowment, the Wadsworth Family Cultural Arts Endowment Fund, provides income for cultural arts programs, performances and projects.

Brent Wadsworth was a graduate of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois.

In 1958, he founded Wadsworth Golf Construction Company, a firm specializing in golf course construction with offices in Illinois, Florida, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania.

It is the largest firm of its type in the United States. During the past forty years, the company has built over 500 golf courses and remodeled other courses including the Augusta National Golf Club and the Greenbriar.

Mr. Wadsworth served on several golf course industry advisory boards and was selected to be a member of the Illinois PGA Hall of Fame.

The American Society of Golf Course Architects honored him with the prestigious Donald Ross Award.

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

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

…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

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

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