An unrestricted bequest was received in 1988 from the estate of Louise Zilly. In 2002, the Foundation reestablished the fund as an endowment to ensure ongoing recognition of her generosity.
Louise Zilly (1894-1986) was born in Adelsheim, Germany. She and her husband Louis lived in Aurora for many years.
Mr. Zilly was a machinist at Independent Pneumatic Tool Company and Mrs. Zilly was employed at the Mill Race Inn in the 1950’s. Mr. Zilly passed away in 1937.
Other charitable organizations benefiting from Mrs. Zilly’s thoughtful bequest include the Aurora Historical Society and the Salvation Army.