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Designated Funds
Ada McCombs White Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to provide scholarships for students who are graduates of A-C Central High School in Ashland, IL, pursuing a degree in teaching and plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is given in memory of Ada McCombs White, a 1932 graduate of A-C Central High School.

Andrews Family Fund
The designated fund established by Douglas Andrews is for the long-term benefit for Brother James Court, 2508 St. James Road in Springfield.

Central Illinois Athletic Fund
This fund was established to support the needs of special athletes in the Central Illinois area.

CFLL Operating Endowment Fund

Established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, this fund supports the long-term operations of the Foundation.

Delores (Lucas) Esela Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Delores and Russell Esela and benefits freshman students attending Sacred Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois. The scholarship is available to any freshman student attending the school but will favor those students living in communities outside of Springfield. 

Heather N. Gonet Memorial Scholarship Fund 
The designated fund named in memory of Heather N. Gonet provides tuition assistance for fifth grade students at Blessed Sacrament Grade School in Springfield, Illinois. Heather attended Blessed Sacrament School at the time of her death.

John A. and Lucille M. Allen Family Fund
This fund was established by John W. Allen, Richard R. Allen, and David B. Allen to honor their parents, John A. and Lucille M. Allen. The fund's purpose is to provide support to the Church of the Little Flower and Little Flower Catholic School.

John and Louisa Marx Family Endowment Fund
This fund was established by Edna S. Marx to honor her parents, John and Louisa Marx. The fund's purpose is to provide long-term general operations support to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army.

Joseph William (Bill) White Fireman's Endowment Fund
This fund was established to provide support to the Virginia Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) in Virginia, IL.

Spanish American Cultural Center Charitable Fund
The fund was established to provide annual support to the mission and activities of the organizations designated by the Spanish American Cultural Center.

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Endowment Fund
This fund was established as a permanent endowment for the perpetual maintenance of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park located in Springfield, Illinois. 

Vonderlieth Living Center Employee Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Elva Dean "Ed" Oglesby in honor of dedicated employees of the Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois who provide quality care for the residents of the Living Center. The purpose of the fund is to provide tuition assistance for those employees.
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William Hughes Diller, Jr. Scholarship Fund
This scholarship established by William Hughes Diller, Jr., benefits a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a career in family farming in Sangamon County (or Logan or Morgan Counties). The recipient of the scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence and community service.
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