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Wednesdays at the Plaza Fund

Established 2018


Wednesdays at the Plaza is a free summer concert series presented by Aurora Downtown with sponsorships from local businesses and community members.

Wednesdays at the Plaza provides an evening of music that is accessible to everyone regardless of age or income. It is a fun and welcoming night of community that invites downtown business participation and offers family-friendly activities.

Starting in 2015, Wednesdays at the Plaza is able to encourage an arts and culture positive downtown by providing an evening of community and entertainment that appeals to downtown residents and the community at large.

Donations help to support the series, and assist to create a lively downtown experience for residents and visitors alike.

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization of downtown property and business owners within Special Service Area #One in Aurora, Ill. Started in 1975, Aurora Downtown’s income is used to underwrite a variety of downtown improvements, enhancements, and events.

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

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

…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

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