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Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America Receives $10K Grant From Community Foundation

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Nancy Loftus
nloftus@bsamail.org

(St. Charles, Illinois)  Monday, September 8, 2008 – The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley awarded the Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America with a $10,000 grant on August 12th toward the construction of the Cub Scout Adventure Camp.  The Adventure Camp is a joint venture between the Three Fires and Des Plaines Valley Boy Scout Councils.

After extensive research and study the two councils engaged in the development and operation of an Adventure Camp hosting summer Scout resident camp and year-round camping for Scouts of all program levels.

“It’s through the support of organizations such as the Community Foundation working together with the Scouts, that helps build a stronger community and a better future for our youth,” said the Adventure Camp Campaign Director, David Miller.

Learn more at www.cubadventurecamp.org

About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley:
The Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic corporation that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois.  For more information please visitwww.CommunityFoundationFRV.org

About the Boy Scouts of America:
In 2007, the Three Fires Council served over 36,000 youth throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, and parts of Will and Cook counties. Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  For more information please visit www.threefirescouncil.org.

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

…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

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

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

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