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Harry & Viola Worland Endowment Fund

Established 2007

Harry & Vi Worland
Harry & Vi Worland

The Harry & Viola Worland Fund was created at the time of Mr. Worland’s passing.

Harry Worland (1917-2007) was born in Windsor, Illinois.  He was a 1934 graduate of Mattoon High School.

Mr. Worland served in the United States Army from 1941-1945 during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific, Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.

An avid bowler, he and his wife Vi enjoyed the Friday Nite Elks Club and Mixed League.

Viola Worland (1913-2011) was a lifelong resident of Aurora.

She retired from Northern Illinois Gas Company, now NICOR, after thirty-seven years of service.

She and Harry Worland were married in 1956 at a private ceremony presided over by Dr. Harold Teed, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora.

Mrs. Worland was an avid golfer, playing in many tournaments at Phillips Park and surrounding area courses.

She was a fifty year member of the Alamo Chapter #693 Order of the Eastern Star.

This fund, created in 2007, became an endowment in 2013 through the funding of an unrestricted bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Worland’s estate.

…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

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

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

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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