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Sunnymere of Aurora, Inc. Receives $15K Grant From Community Foundation

The Beacon-News
Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,

Sunnymere of Aurora, Inc. wants to express its most heartfelt thanks to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley ( for the grant that was given to Sunnymere to help cover the cost of the replacement of our boiler system.  The system was installed in 1939 when Sunnymere was constructed. The two new, energy-efficient boilers will also decrease our energy costs.

Grants for this project were also received from the Bersted Foundation and the Kane County Riverboat Fund.

We very much appreciate the contribution of local funding agencies to help Sunnymere to continue to provide quality care at an affordable cost to area seniors who are no longer able to live safely at home.

Further information on Sunnymere can be found on our website at

Rhonda K. Sleezer, Executive Director
Sunnymere of Aurora
925 Sixth Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 898-7844

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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

…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

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