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Triple Threat Mentoring Receives Community Foundation Grant

AURORA – Thanks to a $6,600.00 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Triple Threat Mentoring of Aurora will be able to purchase i-Pads and portable speakers. This new technology will be used to support students in their youth mentoring programs to develop 21st century digital skills.

“We’re extremely grateful for this grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to integrate tech learning experiences in our programs,” said Caleb Luper, President/CEO of Triple Threat Mentoring. This new equipment will empower students in our programs with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in an increasingly digital world.” In addition, the portable speakers will support Triple Threat Mentoring in offering large events that engage thousands of students each year.


About Triple Threat Mentoring

Triple Threat Mentoring launched in late 2007 in Aurora and has impacted more than 40,000 under-resourced youth through youth mentoring programs and events in Arts, Academics and Athletics. The non-profit’s mission is “Empowering urban youth to develop confidence, character and life skills.”

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About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

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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

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

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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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