The Winteringham Family Permanent Endowment Fund was established through a generous bequest received from the estate of Marian Winteringham
Miss Winteringham (1901-1994) was a teacher in the West Aurora School System for over forty years.
She taught at Abraham Lincoln and Nancy Hill Elementary Schools for the first half of her career.
In the early 1940’s, she joined the faculty of West Aurora High School where she taught English and also served as Dean of Women for many years.
This fund was created by Marian Winteringham as a memorial to her parents Arthur J. and Minnie Winteringham, her sister Claire Winteringham, and her brother and sister-in-law Sidney and Frederika Winteringham.
Although her bequest was unrestricted, Miss Winteringham requested that at least a portion of her gift be used to provide scholarships for students entering the field of teaching.
Income from this fund also supports the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.