The Percy R. and Grace M. Council Endowment Fund was established within the Foundation to honor the lives of Percy and Grace Council.
This fund provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.
Percy Council (1893-1982) was a building contractor and realtor in Aurora. He was instrumental in developing the Cherry Hill Estates in West Aurora.
Mr. Council was a star basketball player at Lincoln College. He also served in the United States Navy during World War I.
Grace Council (1901-1997) taught high school French and Latin in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
She later joined the faculty at Aurora College where she became chair of the Department of Education.
Mr. and Mrs. Council were active community leaders serving on numerous charitable boards of directors.