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St. Charles Singers Receives $9K Grant From Community Foundation

For further information:
Kay C. Kendall, Executive Director
St. Charles Singers
(630) 513-5272

SCS receives a grant in the amount of $9,025 to be used for capital expenditures.

Professional chamber choir St. Charles Singers is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant in the amount of $9,025 to be used for capital expenditures.  The board of directors and the administrative staff of SCS will use the funds granted to upgrade office technology, specifically purchasing new computers and software for a box office management system.

SCS Executive Director Kay Kendall says the staff deeply appreciates this generous gift.  “Every day we are hindered in this office by an antiquated box office system, slow computers and technical equipment that is not interactive.  The ability to upgrade all this equipment will allow us to work more efficiently and to better communicate with our audience, prospective audience, singers and donors. This gift will have a positive impact on nearly every aspect of our office routine.“

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.  The agency is a tax- exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation.   The foundation serves the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County in the State of Illinois.  For more information visit

St. Charles Singers, now entering its 29th season, is recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the choir’s uniquely beautiful blend of voices.  Jeff Hunt is the choir’s founder and has served as music director throughout the choir’s 28 year history.  St. Charles Singers’ mission is to perform, promote and preserve the finest choral music.  For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2012-2013 season visit

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

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

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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