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.