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J. Robert & Marion E. Winn Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 1998

J. Robert & Marion E. Winn
J. Robert & Marion E. Winn

This fund was created in 1998 and established as an endowment in 2001.

J. Robert Winn (1922-1988) was a lifelong Auroran. He graduated from West Aurora High School and attended Carthage College. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Winn joined his father in the family business, Winn Lumber Company. He was a member of the Board of Education for School District 131 and the Aurora Optimist Club.

Marion Winn (1922-2007) was a graduate of East Aurora High School. She attended the Metropolitan Business College in Aurora and was employed at the United Gas and Electric Company in Aurora. After raising her family, she later worked in the accounting department of East Aurora School District 131 for twenty-five years. Mrs. Winn also was a member of the Aurora Optimist Club.

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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