This fund, which was created upon receipt of a bequest in 1990 from the estate of Francis A. Geib, was established as an endowment in 2010.
Francis Geib (1916-1989) was born in Aurora. His parents were German immigrants who settled in the Aurora/Naperville area.
He was a graduate of Fox Valley Catholic High School (which later combined with Jasper Academy of Jasper, Indiana to become Marmion Academy).
A World War II veteran, Mr. Geib worked at the Brennan Coal Company his entire working career. He later purchased the company and also Aucutt’s Building Materials.
He was a life member of the Aurora Turners Club and served on the Illinois Fuel Merchants Board.
Mr. Geib and his wife Betty Arleen Anderson had four children.