Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

111 West Downer Place, Suite 312
Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 896-7800
info@CommunityFoundationFRV.org

  Serving Charitable Donors Since 1948  
Nicholas Albers Charles & Mary Whinfrey Don & Betty Brownson Jacques & CharlotteToussaint Josh Sweet
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Featured Tributes

Through the years, the Community Foundation has been fortunate to receive the support and friendship of numerous local citizens. We are honored to recognize these colleagues and acknowledge their roles within our organization.  The following tributes have appeared on our welcome page in recent months.

The A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools Reading Endowment Fund provides support for reading programs. Read More

We are saddened by the passing of Donna Williams, a director of the Foundation.  Learn More

 

Metea Valley Pitchers Strike Out Cancer - The Smashing Walnuts Foundation was created after the October 2013 passing of 10-year-old Gabriella Miller. Read More

 

The Juvenile Protective Association recently celebrated  the 100th anniversary of its founding . Learn More

 

John Jaros is honored through a fund created in his name to benefit the Aurora Historical Society . Read More

 

Virgil Gilman was the first administrator of the Fox Valley Park District. Learn More

 

Dorothy Voirin, a dedicated community volunteer, passed away on December 12, 2013. Read More

 

The Josh Sweet Memorial Advisory Fund provides grants to area non-profit groups and supports scholarships to graduates of Geneva High School. Learn More

The Nicholas R. Albers Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduates of St. Charles North High School. Read More

The Charles G. and Mary K. Whinfrey Endowment Fund provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program. Learn More

The Jacques and Charlotte Toussaint Endowment Fund provides grants to local non‑profit organizations. Read More

The Chuck and Dorothy Dhom Fund provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program. Learn More

John M. Lies, who passed away on January 1, 2013, has been honored through a scholarship fund. Read More

James Pittman, a longtime teacher in the West Aurora schools, is remembered through a scholarship fund. Learn More

Richard and Carole Wyatt have been honored through a scholarship fund created in their name. Learn More

Ann and Richard McWethy created a fund to provide scholarships to students graduating from a high school in Kendall County. Read More

Daryl Thompson, a longtime teacher and administrator, has been honored through a scholarship fund. Read More

A bequest from the estate of Albert Medernach provides scholarships to local students. Learn More

Karen Roots Helm created a scholarship fund in honor of her family, including parents Edward and Ethel Roots. Read More

James and Clarice Toynton created a scholarship fund for graduates of West Aurora High School. Learn More

Genevieve and Edward Jungels created a scholarship fund for students of veterinary medicine. Read More

Robert W. Mitchler, retired Illinois State Senator, died on April 19, 2012. Learn More

Mary Hogan Bencini, a longtime educator at Western Avenue Elementary School in Geneva, passed away on April 7, 2012. Read More

John E. Meyer is remembered through a charitable fund created in his name. Learn More

Pauline B. Davidson, a longtime supporter of the Community Foundation, passed away on March 1, 2012. Read More

Janet Kircher Isler, a longtime educator for West Aurora School District 129, passed away on December 6, 2010. Learn More

Urban Hipp, an Aurora business leader, passed away on September 4, 2011. Read More

Genevieve and Dale Berg are honored through a scholarship fund created to benefit graduates of East or West Aurora High School. Read More

Lois A. Nelson, who passed away on June 28, 2011, has been honored through a scholarship fund. Learn More

Rebecca A. “Becky” Thompson, daughter of well-known community leaders Bill and Mary Richards, passed away on July 3, 2011.  Read More

The family and friends of Mary Jayne Pooley created a fund in her name at the time of her passing.  Learn More

Ben Horonzy is remembered through a scholarship fund created in his name.  Read More

West Aurora School District 129 honors retiring choral director, Meg PapadoliasLearn More

Viola L. Worland, a lifelong Aurora resident, passed away on February 18, 2011. Read More

Eleanor C. Main, a longtime educator for West Aurora School District 129, passed away on February 10, 2011. Learn More

George and Cora Webster have created a scholarship fund to assist African- American students.  Read More

Bella Zidell, a longtime educator for West Aurora School District 129, passed away on January 11, 2011.  Learn More

John V. Winkle, a local businessman, passed away on March 21, 2010.  Read More

Lucille R. Halfvarson, a musician, teacher and dedicated community leader for the arts, passed away on November 8, 2010.  Learn More

Lt. Randall R. Kramp, a lifelong Auroran and firefighter with the Aurora Fire Department, passed away on June 19, 2010.  Read More

Robin Hodgson, a member of the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, passed away on September 30, 2010.  Learn More

Judy Whinfrey (1949-2010), a well-known civic leader in the Fox Valley Area, is being honored through a scholarship fund created in her name.  Read More

Gerald and Barbara Morrow have created an unrestricted charitable fund to assist non-profit organizations.  Learn More

A bequest from the estate of Shirley Miller Hurd provides scholarships to local students.  Read More

Marie Wilkinson, a well-known human rights advocate and community leader, passed away on August 12, 2010.  Learn More

William M. "Bill" Sweeney, a resident of Sugar Grove, Illinois, passed away on Friday June 4, 2010.  Learn More

Edna M. Rollins, a lifelong local resident, passed away on May 25, 2010.  Read More

Mary J. Gehring, a former resident of Aurora, Illinois, passed away on May 3, 2010.  Read More

Alice C. Schuler, a life member of the Community Foundation, passed away on April 23, 2010.  Learn More

Margaret June Lamoreaux, a dedicated community volunteer, passed away on April 4, 2010.  Learn More

Edward E. Doebert , a longtime educator for Hinsdale School District 181, passed away on June 26, 2009.  Read More

Gerald E. Hart, Jr. , a dedicated science teacher at Waldo Middle School, passed away on June 7, 1994.  Read More

Lance Corporal Hector Ramos passed away on January 26, 2005 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Read More

Warren J. Eggers, an active civic leader in the Aurora area, passed away on February 15, 2010.  Learn More

Kenneth F. Lindgren, a longtime supporter of the Community Foundation, passed away on December 12, 2009.  Read More

G. William Richards, a prominent Aurora attorney and friend of the Community Foundation, passed away on November 23, 2009.  Learn More

The Don and Shirley Hartlaub Memorial Endowment Fund was created by the children of Donald G. and Shirley W. Hartlaub to honor the lives of their parents.  Read More

The Arnold E. and Donna Lies Family Endowment Fund was established to provide support for the charitable needs of the Aurora community.  Learn More

Ralph C. Putnam, Jr., a former administrator of the Community Foundation, passed away on September 9, 2009.  Read More

William C. Deisher, Sr., a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on June 4, 2009.  Read More

The Marguerite E. Miller Education Foundation was created to celebrate the life of an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of many. Learn More

The Tom and Mary Jo’s Bowl of Soup Advisory Fund was created by David and Midge Schafer as a memorial to their parents, Thomas and Mary Jo Gray Angott.  Read More

Anne S. Goldsmith, a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on May 1, 2009.  Read More

Ruby M. Frank, our former chairman of the board, passed away on April 10, 2009.  Read More

Our sincere thanks to Senator Chris Lauzen for his willingness to co-sponsor a bill for the benefit of community foundations.  Learn More

Zalmon Goldsmith, Aurora attorney and friend of the Community Foundation, leaves extraordinary legacy to his community.  Read More

Robert Jeffery “Jeff” Rogerson, North Aurora civic leader, is remembered for his volunteer commitment to the Boy Scouts. Learn More

Janette Karnoscak, beloved associate of West Aurora School District 129, is remembered through a scholarship fund created in her name.  Read More

Richard J. Dorsey, former principal and basketball coach, has been honored with a charitable fund that serves the educational needs and sports activities at West Aurora High School.  Learn More

Irene Goldman, a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on August 15, 2008.  Read More

Daniel J. Ruddy, a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on August 14, 2008.  Learn More

Dr. Howard E. Gillette, a former director of the Community Foundation, passed away on July 9, 2008.  Read More