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YEP Student Spotlight: Abby

Meet Abby, a senior at Rosary High School (Aurora, IL). This is Abby’s second year in YEP and she serves as both the Treasurer and Co-chair of the Grants and Fundraising Committee.

“I wanted to be a part of YEP because I was interested in getting more involved in the community. By applying and being accepted into YEP, not only was I able to volunteer directly in the community, but I could also help make a positive impact as I learned more about philanthropy. It’s important for me to make a difference in my community because I view it as part of being active in society. In order to be an active member in society and within the community, shouldn’t I be trying my best to make it better for those around me and for those who come after me? My answer is yes, and as I learned with YEP, youth are the leaders of today. Therefore, I choose to make a positive difference today as a young member of my community. I enjoy helping other youth in the community because it not only allows me to learn about the problems that others are facing, but it allows me to help in ways I believe will benefit others my age.” #bethegood #yep #youthhelpingyouth

…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

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

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

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

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

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