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Alexis White Scholarship Fund

Established 2007

Alexis White
Alexis White

Alexis White was born in Aurora. She attended Nicholson Elementary School, Washington Middle School and West Aurora High School.

During the end of her freshman year, Alexis began suffering from a mysterious illness.  Although she had seen many doctors, the cause of her symptoms could not be determined.

In July of 2005, Alexis was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She gave doctors permission to use her experience in their research so she could help other children who are battling cancer.

Alexis’ prognosis was very good and she faced this challenge with courage and a positive attitude. She was planning to participate in cancer research walks.

Most importantly, she was looking forward to resuming her studies at West Aurora High School.  On July 19, 2005, Alexis had her first chemotherapy treatment. She passed away that day when complications arose.

The Alexis White Scholarship Fund provides assistance to graduates of West Aurora 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

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

…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

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

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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