The West Aurora Class of 1958 Fund was created to support special programs and projects at West Aurora High School in the name of the Class of 1958.
In 2008, the group commissioned a bronze sculpture of the authentic Chief Blackhawk to be placed in the West Aurora High School foyer.
Chief Blackhawk has been the mascot of West High since 1936.
This fund also has been created as a meaningful way to honor the lives of the members of the Class of 1958 who are deceased. Following are the names of these classmates and the dates of their passing.
In Memoriam… We will always remember those who have gone.
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.
Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds
…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.
Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund
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.
[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School
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.
Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member
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!
Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient
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.