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Morris & Sarah Weisman Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 2004

Morris & Sarah Weisman
Morris & Sarah Weisman

This fund was created upon receipt of an unrestricted bequest from the estate of Sol Weisman as a memorial to his parents.

Morris and Sarah Weisman were born in Russia and immigrated to the United States shortly before World War I.  They later met in Omaha where each had settled.

Morris Weisman (1895-1977) moved to Aurora in 1917 and the couple was married the following year in Aurora.

Mr. Weisman was a partner in the Aurora Window Cleaning Company for fifty-one years until the business was sold in 1968.

He was past president and treasurer of Temple B’nai Israel. He also was a member of the Aurora B’nai B’rith Lodge, the American Legion Roosevelt Aurora Post 84 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #400.

Sarah Weisman (1897-1983) was a member of Temple B’nai Israel and the Temple’s Sisterhood.

She also was a lifetime member of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women.

Sol Weisman (1918-2003) was born in Aurora. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago and lived most of his life in Chicago. He was self-employed.

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

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

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

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

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