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YEP Student Spotlight: Maximus

Meet Maximus, a senior at West Aurora High School. This is his third year with YEP and he serves as Co-Chair. “I have always wanted to be a part of a group that made a difference in my community and allowed me to express my own ideas, as well as the ideas of others my age. I felt that I needed to wait until I was older to make a difference in the world, however, when I saw YEP and everything that it stands for, I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. It gave me the ability to make a difference in my community and it provided me with the satisfaction of knowing that I was making a significant impact on other people’s lives. Helping youth in the community is crucial and I feel that without it, the future will be difficult. I enjoy focusing on helping the youth because it allows me to provide opportunities for kids, who are my age and younger, that also want to make an impact in their community. Promoting and helping them thrive is the only way to continue this chain of service and help being provided to the community.”

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

…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

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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