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Dr. Keith W. Young Memorial Historic Preservation Fund

Established 2004

Dr. Keith W. Young
Dr. Keith W. Young

The Dr. Keith W. Young Memorial Historic Preservation Fund was created to honor the life of this well-known Aurora dentist.

Dr. Young (1932-2004) was a graduate of the Northwestern University Dental School. He practiced in Aurora for nearly fifty years and also was a faculty member at the Loyola School of Dentistry.

He served as president of the Fox Valley Dental Society and maintained memberships with the Chicago and Illinois State Dental Societies, the American Dental Association, the Royal Society of Health and the Walter Reed Society.

In addition, the Association for Individual Development recognized him for his extraordinary assistance to their organization.

An avid outdoorsman, he traveled to all seven continents of the world.

Dr. Young and his wife Barbara (1934-2012) had four children – Dr. Kimberley Young, Tracy Newman, Skeffington Young and Betsy Lutch.

Their daughter, Dr. Kimberley Young, practices dentistry in the office she had shared with her father.

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

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

…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

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

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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