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Raising Roof For Jennings Terrace

The Beacon-News
Letter To The Editor


Dear Editor,

The Board of Trustees, residents and staff of Jennings Terrace Senior Living and Healthcare Community want to express our gratitude for the tremendous community support we received for the new replacement roof for the Kemmerer Annex Nursing Care facility.

The Kemmerer Annex has a 60-person capacity to serve intermediate/skilled nursing and memory care for our area seniors. The annex was built in 1985 and the original roof exceeded its warranty and stretched the limits of patching and repair.

Our “Raise the Roof” Campaign began in the summer of 2011 with a $15,000 grant commitment from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The Jennings Terrace Auxiliary provided $5,000 from the proceeds of their 2011 Harvest Pancake Breakfast & Bazaar. The roof project was awarded $25,000 from the federally funded City of Aurora Community Development Block Grant Program and $10,000 from the Kane Riverboat Fund Program. The remaining $24,000 to complete the 23,000-square-foot roof project came from Jennings Terrace resident families, friends and businesses.

Jennings Terrace is very thankful that our grant providers, our auxiliary and our generous donors value our services and hope all will continue to support our mission in future facility improvements.

Lynn Akers, President
Jennings Terrace Board of Trustees

…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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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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