Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • Serving Charitable Donors Since 1948

    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.

    We are a tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation. Read more…

  • New Fund : Shelley Scott Fund

    This fund was created to honor the life of Shelley Scott (1970-2015). Scholarships from the fund are awarded to graduates of Oswego High School.

    New Fund : Eric P. Whitaker Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established Eric P. Whitaker, who received support from the then-Aurora Foundation in 1974 to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He seeks to support others from the small village of North Aurora who graduate from West Aurora High School.

    Fund Spotlight : John V. Winkle Foundation

    The John V. Winkle Foundation was created to provide scholarships to graduates of high schools located within the Community Foundation’s service area. Scholarships from his foundation will continue Mr. Winkle’s belief in the potential of every person and his sense of commitment to one’s community.

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    LivingWell Cancer Resource Center’s Winter Gala

    The Winter Gala is a very special annual fundraising event, which features an “experience-driven” live and silent auction, along with a special jewelry event provides fun and excitement for all guests.

    Marklund’s Roaring Twenties Gatsby Ball


    Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties, when prosperity and jazz were all the rage, women celebrated new “flapper” fashions and modern ideals, the Charleston was on every dance floor and speakeasies were the place to be.

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    In Memoriam : Karen Towers

    Karen Towers, a beloved West Aurora School District 129 educator, passed away December 17, 2016. To make a memorial contribution in her name to the Community Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund, click “In Memoriam” above.

    In Memoriam : Donna Lies

    Longtime friend of the Foundation Donna Lies passed away on October 19, 2016 at the age of 85. To make a memorial contribution to the Arnold E. and Donna Lies Family Endowment Fund, click “In Memoriam” above.

    In Memoriam : Stephen E. Lohm

    Stephen Lohm, beloved grandfather to Scout Cantrell, passed away on September 26, 2016. To make a memorial contribution to the For Scout Foundation, click “In Memoriam” above

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