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Discretionary
  Donate Administrative Endowment Fund
The Stateline Community Foundation plays a vital role in the support of critical organizations, programs and services contributing to all aspects of a strong, healthy and vibrant community. This fund is designed to support the operations of the SCF, allowing it to execute its mission.
  Donate Beloit Literacy for Life Initiative
The Foundation's Beloit Literacy for Life Initiative supports local collaborators and their mission to measurably improve early childhood literacy for every child and family in the Beloit Area.
  Donate Carl & Virginia Gorychka Fund
The Carl & Virginia Gorychka Fund supports the Foundation's grant program.
  Donate Charles V. & Lois H. Harker Fund
The Stateline Community Foundation plays a vital role in the support of critical organizations, programs and services contributing to all aspects of a strong, healthy and vibrant community. The Charles V. & Lois H. Harker Fund supports the Foundation's operations, allowing it to execute its mission.
  Donate Courage to Change the Future Visionary Fund
The Stateline Community Foundation plays a vital role in the support of critical organizations, programs and services contributing to all aspects of a strong, healthy and vibrant community. The Foundation's Visionary Fund is its most flexible, providing grants to a broad range of Stateline Area charitable programs and activities.
  Donate Discretionary Fund
Your gift to the Discretionary Fund will support immediate grants of up to $1,000 to local nonprofits with urgent needs.
  Donate Kim Hendricks Fund
The Kim Hendricks Fund supports the Foundation's grant program.
  Donate Story Family Fund
The Story Family Fund supports the Foundation's grant program.
  Donate Women's Fund Unrestricted Gift
Unrestricted gifts to the Women's Fund supports programs and projects benefitting women and girls in our community.
Designated
  Donate Allan W. Adams II KANDU Fund
The Allan W. Adams II KANDU Fund provides annual support to KANDU Industries who's mission is to create, promote and provide diverse opportunities within the community that offer persons with disabilities or disadvantages the opportunity to pursue greater independence and meet their full potential.
  Donate Arthur B. Adams Fund
The Arthur B. Adams Fund supports an annual Public Speaking/Debate Scholarship at Beloit College; SCF grantmaking and SCF operations.
  Donate Arthur & Lela Gibbs Trust
The Arthur & Lela Gibbs Fund supports various local charitable organizations the Gibbs' held dear.
  Donate Beloit Historical Society Designated Fund
The Beloit Historical Society Designated Fund supports the mission of the Beloit Historical Society.
  Donate Beloit Janesville Symphony 4th of July Concert Fund
Your gift to the Beloit Janesville Symphony 4th of July Concert Fund will go to support the annual 4th of July concert.
  Donate Beloit Public Education Fund
The Beloit Public Education Fund provides grants to teachers in the School District of Beloit for a variety of programs, projects and classroom materials .
  Donate Beloit Riverfront Rotary Club Maintenance Designated Fund
The Rotary Club Maintenance Designated Fund supports the maintenance of the Beloit Rotary Club on Beloit's Riverside Park.
  Donate Carl Welty Environmental Learning Center Fund
The Carl Welty Environmental Learning Center Fund supports the Welty Environmental Learning Center's mission.
  Donate Clinton Community Designated Fund
The Clinton Community Designated Fund supports programs and projects in Clinton, WI.
  Donate Elgeva Bacon-Adams Fountains/Sanitation Designated Fund
The Elgeva Bacon-Adams Fountains/Sanitation Designated Fund supports the maintenance of the fountains and walks of Beloit's Riverside Park lagoon.
  Donate Elgeva Bacon DAR Operating Designated Fund
The Elgeva Bacon DAR Operating Designated Fund supports the operations of the local Daughters of the American Revolution organization.
  Donate Friends of Beckman Mill Designated Fund
Your gift to the Friends of Beckman Mill Designated Fund will go to support Beckman Mill.
  Donate Harry C. Moore Pavilion Maintenance Designated Fund
The Harry C. Moore Pavilion Maintenance Designated Fund supports the maintenance of the Harry C. Moore Pavilion on the lagoon of Beloit's Riverside Park.
  Donate Heigl-Calvary Lutheran Church Fund
The Heigl-Calvary Lutheran Church Fund currently supports St. Paul Lutheran Church.
  Donate Kathy J. Reynolds Memorial FSSWANI Designated Fund
The Kathy J. Reynolds Memorial FSSWANI Designated Fund supports the mission of Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
  Donate Ken & Diane Hendricks Fund
Your gift to the Ken & Diane Hendricks Fund will go to support CareerTek.
  Donate Long Family Fund
The Long Family Fund supports the United Church of Beloit and the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra.
  Donate Mac & Judy McCleary Fund
Your gift to the Mac & Judy McCleary Fund will go to support First Congregational Church of Beloit.
  Donate Macktown Living History Education Center Designated Fund
The Macktown Living History Education Center Designated Fund supports the Macktown Education Center in Rockton, IL.
  Donate Michael Janke Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Michael Janke Memorial Fund supports Our Savior's Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troup #608.
  Donate Moore Family Fund
The Moore Family Fund supports students attending Beloit College and the Foundation's grant program.
  Donate Robert H. Solem Fund
The Robert H. Solem Fund supports Beloit Historical Society, Rock County's oldest historical society. BHS is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of Beloit's rich history.
  Donate Rock County Christian School Designated Fund
The Rock County Christian School Designated Fund supports Rock County Christian School in Beloit, WI.
  Donate Ronald (Ron) & Flossie (Flo) Gabrielson Fund
The Ronald (Ron) & Flossie (Flo) Gabrielson Fund supports the Department of Special Education for the School District of Beloit.
  Donate Ruth & Frank Heidt Scholarship Fund
The Ruth & Frank Heidt Fund assists St. Jude and St. Thomas Catholic Church parishioner's children attending Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic grade school in Beloit, WI.
  Donate Scott Murray Fund
The Scott Murray Fund supports HealthNet of Rock County. Rock County's only free & charitable clinic providing comprehensive health services to the underserved since 1994.
  Donate Stateline Boys & Girls Club Facilities Repair & Preservation Fund
Your gift to the Stateline Boys & Girls Club Facilities Repair & Preservation Fund will go to support repair and preservation of the Stateline Boys & Girls Club.
  Donate Walter & Verdna Leishman Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Walter & Verdna Leishman Endowment Fund will go to support Beloit Hospice, Caritas, and the Friends of Paul's Computer Institute.
Field of Interest
  Donate Joe & Eleanor Moen Community Improvement Fund
The Joe & Eleanor Moen Community Improvement Fund supports charitable projects and programs improving the quality of life in the Stateline Area.
  Donate Katherine Ann Swain Fund for Adult Survivors of Abuse or Neglect
Katherine Ann Swain was born in Milwaukee in 1954. By the time she graduated from Custer High School in 1972, she was the second born of eight children born to her mother, father and a step-father. By this time also, Katherine had nine different addresses. Four of these addresses were foster homes. These four moves took place between the ages of 6 and 9. The foster-care was requested by her mother at the same time she and Katherine’s dad were divorcing. Shortly after graduating, Katherine met her husband, Daryl and moved to Beloit. At this time they bought a home where they raised their children and she still lives today. In 1988, Katherine fulfilled her life-long dream. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in elementary education and began her career, which she enjoys to this day. After the death of her mother, Katherine was inspired with an idea that gradually took shape and has become the Endowment for Adult Survivors of Abuse and Neglect. Katherine’s hope is that her endowment will inspire, uplift, enrich and restore; and help adult survivors persevere. To that end, Katherine wishes to provide monetary support to help repair some of the damage done by abuse or neglect.
  Donate Peggy Neese Endowment Fund
The Peggy Neese Endowment Fund supports activities contributing to the beautification of the Beloit community.
  Donate Schuh-Stecker Endowment Fund
The Schuh-Stecker Endowment Fund support projects and programs for underprivileged youth in the Stateline Area.
  Donate Treble Clef Music Fund
Treble Clef Society has created a permanent Field of Interest Fund. This fund will create an endowment that will be dedicated to the growth of the music culture in the Stateline Area. It is the intention of Treble Clef that this endowment be open for further growth by continued gifts from donors who share their passion for music. Scholarships to individuals for the support of a variety of music endeavors be it, band, chorale, instruments, music lessons, music camps, or music teachers seeking a master's degree. Grants to designated school districts for school districts for sheet music, musical productions, and similar uses within the field of music.
  Donate William Keefer Fund
The William Keefer Fund supports charitable programs and projects for youth programs, neighborhood organizations and low-income single mothers.
  Donate Women's Fund Endowment
The Women's Fund Endowment supports programs and projects benefitting women and girls.
Restricted
  Donate Pohlman Field Maintenance Fund
Your gift to the Pohlman Field Maintenance Fund will go to maintaining Pohlman Field.
  Donate Women's Fund Grantmaking
The Women's Fund makes annual grants to programs and projects supporting women and girls.
Non-profit Agency
  Donate Adams Family Fountain Agency Fund
The Adams Family Fountain Agency Fund supports the beautiful fountains of Beloit's Riverside Park.
  Donate Beloit 2000-Turtle Island Agency Fund
The Beloit 2000-Turtle Island Agency Fund supports Turtle Island on Beloit's Riverside Park.
  Donate Beloit Historical Society Agency Endowment Fund
The Beloit Historical Society Agency Endowment Fund supports the mission of the Beloit Historical Society.
  Donate Beloit International Film Festival Agency Fund
BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill venues, ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats for more than 100 films, and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe, Asia and Latin America. BIFF celebrates filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts— who enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do. BIFF promises crowds of interested viewers filling venues, questioning them at the films, and stopping them on the street to talk about their shared passions and projects in independent filmmaking.
  Donate Beloit Meals on Wheels, Inc. Agency Fund
Beloit Meals On Wheels provides daily nutritious meals to promote dignity and independence to the homebound elderly, ill and disabled.
  Donate Beloit Riverfront Animation Agency Fund
The Beloit Riverfront Animation Agency Fund supports the good works of Friends of RiverFront bringing music, dancing, movies and beauty to Beloit's RiverFront.
  Donate Caritas Agency Fund
Your gift to the Caritas Agency Fund will go to support the good works of Caritas.
  Donate Friends of Beckman Mill Agency Endowment Fund
The Friends of Beckman Mill Agency Endowment Fund supports the restoration and preservation of Beloit's Beckman Mill Park.
  Donate Kandu Agency Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Kandu Agency Endowment Fund will go to provide jobs and fulfill dreams for more than 200 adults with developmental disabilities.
  Donate Kathy J. Reynolds Memorial FSSWANI Agency Fund
The Kathy J. Reynolds Memorial FSSWANI Agency Fund supports the mission of Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
  Donate Macktown Living History Education Center Agency Fund
The Macktown Living History Education Center Agency Fund supports mission of the Macktown Education Center in Rockton, IL.
  Donate Rotary Club Maintenance Agency Fund
The Rotary Club Maintenance Fund supports the maintenance of the Rotary Club on Beloit's Riverside Park.
  Donate Susan & J. Carl Welty Agency Fund
The Susan & J. Carl Welty Agency Fund supports the Welty Environmental Center's mission.
  Donate Thomas and Patricia M. Jones Memorial Agency Fund
The Thomas and Patricia M. Jones Memorial Agency Fund supports the good works of Friends of RiverFront bringing music, dancing, movies and beauty to Beloit’s Riverfront.
Advised
  Donate Children's Creative Center Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Children's Creative Center Endowment Fund will support quality childcare in the Stateline Area.
  Donate Jolyn Beeman Memorial Children's Fund
The Jolyn Beeman Memorial Children's Fund recommends grants for programs and projects benefitting children in the Stateline Area.
Scholarship
  Donate Adam R. Newton Scholarship Fund
Adam Newton was an only child with many “sisters” and “brothers”. During his short, thirty-five year life, he offered help and kindness to his friends, acquaintances, and – on occasion – even to total strangers. As a chef, he understood not only the practical but also the spiritual significance of food in connecting human beings with each other. Personally, he loved the outdoors, animals, and internal-combustion engines; he disliked pomposity, cruelty, and fast-food. Philosophically, he truly believed in the power of a generous spirit.
  Donate Ahn Family Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship was created to honor Louise Ahn and memorialize Don Ahn. As a teacher, Louise Ahn influenced student lives for 28 years in the Beloit School District. This scholarship is designed and dedicated to continue her life mission: Changing the future one student at a time.
  Donate Aleya Cheyenne Wofford Memorial Scholarship Fund
Aleya Cheyenne Wofford was an intelligent, creative, beautiful 17 year old young woman that died of suicide in April 2014, just days shy of her 18th birthday. Aleya was a champion of many and would speak up for students being bullied and marginalized. Aleya was a great soccer player and involved in many school theater productions. Although she would say that school wasn’t her strength, she was an honor roll student many semesters, enjoying politics, history and English and she utilized many tutors to help her get through the dreaded math and science courses. Aleya was set to graduate from Rock County Christian School that May and was accepted at Tallahassee Community College in Florida where she looked forward to many new adventures. We hope this scholarship educates high school and college students about effective ways to handle mental health and stress as many students may struggle with undiagnosed or undetected depression and/or anxiety. The family asks that students always know about local and college mental health providers.
  Donate Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Alumni Scholarship has been established to encourage students to attend a post-high school educational institution. This scholarship is based on the ability to profit from a college education, character, intellectual promise, leadership abilities and a scholastic record demonstrating seriousness of purpose. It is in the name of the Beloit Memorial High School Alumni Scholarship Fund that this scholarship is presented.
  Donate American Association of University Women Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, given by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), was established to advance equity in education for young women going to a university.
  Donate Bernard E. Barkin Science Education Scholarship Fund
Bernie Barkin came to Beloit Memorial High School in 1953 as a science teacher. He remained on the faculty until his retirement in 1985. During that time he taught General Science, Chemistry and Biology. He was a strong believer in the world of science for its effect on the environment in which we live. He was also remembered as of one the outstanding coaches in the State of Wisconsin and for bringing a State Championship Basketball trophy to Beloit Memorial High School. It is in his name that this scholarship is presented.
  Donate BMHS CTE Scholarship Fund
The BMHS CTE Scholarship was created to support students pursuing a manufacturing technology or manufacturing engineering related major.
  Donate Carroll D. Tangeman Scholarship Fund
Carroll D. Tangeman was a graduate of St Thomas High School in Rockford, Illinois. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. and was employed by the South Beloit Post Office for 33 years. He retired on July 31, 1987. He was a member of the South Beloit American Legion Post No. 288, South Beloit Businessmen Association, South Beloit Lions Club, Beloit Elks Lodge No. 864, Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council No. 605 and a 4th degree member of the Joseph E. Hanz Assembly No. 1209. Mr. Tangeman was also a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Mr. Tangeman created this scholarship for current or past South Beloit High School graduate attending an accredited school with preference given to students attending a technical school.
  Donate Class of 1936 Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1936 Scholarship has been established to support students attending a four-year accredited educational institution. This award will be given for the three succeeding years if the recipient remains in good standing in his/her institution of higher education. It is intended for a senior at Beloit Memorial High School who has demonstrated good citizenship while at school and in the community. Desired qualities in the candidate include but are not limited to participation in school and/or community activities, strong academic average, and shows great potential for college. The Class of 1936 Scholarship is given in honor of the name of this class.
  Donate Class of 1945 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is given to one who has the ability to profit from a college education, has character, intellectual promise, leadership abilities and a scholastic record demonstrating seriousness of purpose. The Class of 1945 Scholarship is given in honor of the name of this class.
  Donate Class of 1948 Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1948 Scholarship has been established to encourage students to attend a four-year accredited educational institution. It is intended for those who have demonstrated leadership potential in the school and community and have had success in the classroom. Characteristics in the candidate include but not limited to dedication, service, academic achievement, citizenship and good character. The Class of 1948 Scholarship is given in honor of the name of this class.
  Donate Collins-Clark Education Scholarship Fund
Frances M. Clark was born in Beloit on August 6, 1911 the oldest of four to Judge John B. Clark and Mary Collins-Clark. She attended Beloit schools. During the depression, she graduated in library science from UW-Madison. Her siblings also received college degrees during this difficult economic time. She and her family valued and were thankful for their educations. Her career was as head librarian of the Beloit Public Library on West Grand, and before her retirement, managing the move to the current location. She was an avid reader and promoted that value to thousand of young people in the city of Beloit. She died on June 11, 2004 at age 92. Because of her commitment to education and loyalty to Beloit, she donated funds to the Stateline Community Foundation to create four-year scholarships for deserving Beloit students to attend a Wisconsin University or County Technical School. It is in honor of her parents, who provided her and her siblings an education, that this scholarship is given. In addition to the initial scholarship, this award will be given for the three succeeding years provided the recipient maintains both a full course load (12 credit minimum) and a cumulative grade point average of C.
  Donate Community Action Scholarship Fund
The Community Action Scholarship Fund exists to contribute funds toward the higher education of students that have participated in a Community Action program within the last three years.
  Donate Danny J. Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Danny J. Schultz Scholarship was created to honor the life of Danny Schultz, who passed away on May 1, 2013. He was a man who took extreme pleasure in helping others who were willing to help themselves. He believed that hard work and determination would create a satisfying and rewarding life for anyone who was up for the challenge. He also believed in keeping his word. While he worked for Pepsi for 42 years, his family was the most important part of his life. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother to his family who adored him and respected his values. Find your passion and your career will flourish effortlessly. This scholarship was established by Danny’s wife (Kathy Schultz), daughter (Belinda McCarthy), and son (Chad Schultz) and has grown substantially with the proceeds raised by Danny’s friends who formed the Annual Danny Schultz Memorial Golf Outing.
  Donate David Campfield Memorial Fund
This scholarship fund, in memory of David Campfield, has not yet been designated.
  Donate Dennis E. Wilson Scholarship Fund
Dennis Wilson graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1965. In addition to his love of football, as a student-athlete Dennis was consistently on the academic honor roll. Dennis was a two-time All Big-Eight first team selection for the 1963 and 1964 football seasons and voted the Most Valuable Player in the Big Eight in his senior year. His dedication, drive, respect, values and love of the game, truly gave him the characteristics of a Most Valuable Player. It is in his name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Donald R. Petrick "Purple Rabbit" Scholarship Fund
Donald Petrick graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1942. He was an outstanding distance runner, thus nicknamed the Purple Rabbit. During World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corp from 1942 to 1946. It is in his name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Dr. Susan Behrens Badger Girls State Scholarship Fund
Dr. Susan Behrens (class of 1967) was the first woman graduate of Brodhead High School to become a physician and surgeon. She was also the first inductee into the Brodhead High School Wall of Fame. In high school she excelled academically, musically, and in public speaking, being the first student in Wisconsin to win four As in the State Forensic Contest. She was also active in bands, chorus and as an instrumental soloist and accompanist of all the high school choruses. She was honored to attend Badger Girls State and recognized that it was a fantastic week of learning and growth. As an adult she has sponsored girls to attend, and this endowed scholarship makes it possible for her to continue this sponsorship. She has been a mentor and role model for girls and young women who were interested in studying medicine and science. It is her hope that the young women who attend Badger Girls State will use their experiences and talents to help make this world a better place.
  Donate Ed & Phyllis Farnum Baseball Scholarship Fund
Edgar Farnum was devoted to helping young people through education, counseling, coaching and scouting. His main expertise was baseball and basketball. He, personally, was a 1st team All Pacific Conference All Star in both baseball and basketball at Whittier College, California after playing four years pro baseball. He then coached and taught in Iowa where he was inducted into the Iowa Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
  Donate Edward R. Burn Scholarship Fund
Edward R. Burn grew up in an environment without many breaks or privileges but rather he looked for opportunities. In 1986, he established a trust to give scholarships to students for vocational/technical school. He was instrumental in starting the Beloit Memorial High School Scholarship Fund Program. It is in his name that these scholarships are presented.
  Donate Elgeva Bacon DAR Scholarship Agency Fund
Elgeva Bacon was a loyal and dedicated supporter of children and youth. She recalled how small tokens of recognition had pleased and greatly influenced her desire to strive for higher goals and wanted other young people to have the same sense of pride, personal satisfaction and appreciation. To further this goal, Elgeva generously supported youth programs in her church and in the community and was a long-time member of the Beloit Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
  Donate Elgeva Bacon DAR Scholarship Designated Fund
Elgeva Bacon was a loyal and dedicated supporter of children and youth. She recalled how small tokens of recognition had pleased and greatly influenced her desire to strive for higher goals and wanted other young people to have the same sense of pride, personal satisfaction and appreciation. To further this goal, Elgeva generously supported youth programs in her church and in the community. Elgeva was a long-time member of the Beloit Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The objectives of the Society are to: promote education, promote preservation of history for future generations, and to promote patriotic endeavors. It is in her name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Elizabeth Reinholz Performing Arts Scholarship Fund
Betty Reinholz came to Beloit in 1939 and taught English. Additionally, outside of class time, she directed school plays, arranged for weekly assemblies and directed Junior Theatre. It is in her name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Ellen M. Luebke Scholarship Fund
Ellen Marie Luebke was a fourth generation Beloiter. While in high school, she achieved the highest rank in Girl Scouts. She had a distinguished career as an actress, symphony musician and, most of importance to her heart, an outstanding reading specialist. It is in her name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Everett & Diana Haskell Scholarship Fund
Everett Haskell was born on September 19, 1920 in Manchester, South Dakota. He moved to Beloit when he was two years old where he resided until his death on December 7, 1995. He served the community as a member of the city council with great distinction and he had perfect attendance for over 30 years. He was elected city council president ten times. His life was an example of caring and unselfish service to the community he loved so much. It is because of his remarkable record of public service that the Everett and Diana Haskell Scholarship has been established.
  Donate Fairbanks Morse Defense Scholarship Fund
As a major industry and employer in Beloit, Fairbanks Morse Defense understands the importance of providing a scholarship that addresses needed skills such as welding, machinery and maintenance repair and diesel technician.
  Donate Florence M. Behrens Speech & Theater Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Florence M. Behrens (Class of 1928) Speech & Theater Memorial Scholarship Fund is to recognize an outstanding graduating senior from Brodhead High School who has participated and excelled in dramatics (theater), speech/forensics, oratory or other types of spoken arts presentations during all four years of high school.
  Donate Fran Fruzen Purple Knight Scholarship Fund
For some 50 years Fran Fruzen filled the role of teacher, associate principal and principal at Beloit Memorial High School. He is the original Purple Knight. In 1958 he was responsible for the nickname Purple Knights being adopted as the school’s mascot. He developed the Office of Alumni Services and the BMHS Alumni Scholarship Program. The Purple Knight Scholarship is given to a high school senior who embodies the characteristics for which the Purple Knight stands. It is in his name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Gene Van Galder Scholarship Fund
The Gene Van Galder Scholarship benefits BMHS graduating seniors.
  Donate George Andrews Scholarship Fund
The George Andrews Scholarship benefits senior graduates of Beloit Memorial, FJ Turner or Rock County Christian High Schools.
  Donate George Beckman Medical Scholarship Fund
George Beckman was a lifelong resident of Beloit. He worked for Fairbanks Morse and was a member of the U.S. Army, where he was stationed for two years in Korea. He died in 1997. He had a very strong interest in helping students who were entering the medical profession. It is in his name that this scholarship is presented.
  Donate George J. Kolak Education Scholarship Fund
The George J. Kolak Scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Beloit Memorial High School pursuing an education degree.
  Donate Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship benefits adult students residing in Rock County or South Beloit who are entering or re-entering the workforce, or changing, advancing or enhancing their careers.
  Donate Grow Your Own Multicultural Teacher Scholarship Fund
Designed to increase the number of minority teachers in the School District of Beloit. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage minorities to pursue teaching as a career and return back to teach in Beloit.
  Donate Helen Huston-Olson Scholarship Fund
Helen Huston Olson was a teacher for 44 years and taught for many years at Powers Grade School before retiring in 1974. She died in 1997. Her estate established this scholarship for F.J. Turner High School graduating seniors.
  Donate James E. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund
In the fall of 1986, James Fitzpatrick was appointed as Principal of Beloit Memorial High School. From 1986 to 1997, he built Purple Knight pride in all phases of school life at Beloit Memorial High. This scholarship is given to a student for all-around achievement. It is in his name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Joe & Ann Chamberlain Music Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is designed to assist graduating seniors of Stateline Area high schools pursuing the field of music.
  Donate Joe & Eleanor Moen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is in memory of Eleanor Moen who had a love for music and was a supporter of local musicians and Joseph Moen who participated in many broadcasting endeavors in Beloit and the State of Wisconsin.
  Donate Joseph Weirick Scholarship Fund
Joseph Weirick was born and raised in Beloit and became a successful and respected real estate executive in Milwaukee. The Joseph Weirick Scholarship Fund is intended to assist well-rounded, hard-working young men from Beloit to receive post-high school education whether it is vocational, technical, or a 2 or 4 year college. Ideal candidates for this scholarship will embody the values that Joe believed were important. These values primarily include: setting goals and making meaningful strides toward accomplishing them, commitment to extracurricular activities which demonstrates a strong work ethic, builds character, and leads to meaningful friendships and commitment to Beloit or school community.
  Donate Junior's Superhero Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is to honor the memory of Austin "Jr." Ramos whose life was lost on January 22nd, 2016 in Beloit WI. It is in his memory that his family and friends wish to have this scholarship awarded.
  Donate Kathy Irene Semeyn-Senz Scholarship Fund
Kathy I. Semeyn-Senz was born on August 18, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Robert and Norma Semeyn. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching from Carthage College in 1978. Kathy married Mark Senz on July 18, 1981 and had two children, Dennis and Maggie. Kathy was a former teacher at Waterman and Robinson Elementary Schools from 1978 to 1999. Kathy passed away in October of 1999 from Malignant Melanoma. Because of her love for teaching, it is in her name that this scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing the Education field.
  Donate Kelly L. O'Brien Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created by Kelly to encourage the non-traditional female student to pursue their educational goals, no matter her age, and to realize the full potential of her abilities and aspirations. At age 45, Kelly O’Brien started on a journey to pursue her dream of a college education, only to have it cut short by breast cancer, just one semester shy of graduation. In establishing this scholarship, Kelly wanted to honor her grandmother, a long-time Beloit teacher, Clara L. Hirt-O’Brien, who after having four children, went back to school during the early 1940’s at the age of 41 to become certified in the field of special education. Kelly also wanted to honor her grandmother, Virginia Crist-Coleman, and great aunt, Loucille Crist-Stewart who attended Beloit College during the early 1920’s. Also, great aunt Elinor Crist-Zorn, who graduated from Beloit College in 1931, and most impressive her great-grandmother, Adah Lind-Crist, who graduated with honors from Beloit College in 1923 at the age of 43. It is in the memory of Kelly O’Brien that this scholarship is presented.
  Donate Loren M. Sass Performing Arts Scholarship Fund
Loren Sass came to Beloit in 1968 and taught at Lincoln Junior High and Beloit Memorial High School. While at Memorial, he taught the theater classes, designed and directed all the plays and musicals. He remains active in the Beloit Civic Theatre as a set designer, actor and director. He was inducted into the Rock County United Arts Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009. This scholarship was founded in his honor at his retirement in 2002.
  Donate Mary Divine-Leindorf Business Scholarship Fund
Mary Divine-Leindorf, a Beloit native, started her career at Warner Manufacturing Company in 1924. She was appointed Secretary and Assistant Treasurer at Warner Electric Brake in 1936. The appointment made her one of the first women to hold an executive position in a major company. By 1944 she was Secretary-Treasurer, and in 1967 she was promoted to Vice President-Treasurer. She retired from Warner in the 1970’s and started a second career as President of the First Savings and Loan Association of South Beloit. Being a successful executive, Mary was also an active community booster. She served as President of the Beloit Hospital Board of Trustees, Director of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and President of the Stateline United Way. She was the Charter President and Area Director of Zonta.
  Donate Michael G. Finnegan Scholarship Fund
The Related Affordable Foundation along with Michael Finnegan’s family have created a permanent Scholarship Fund to carry on his passion of helping those less fortunate in the affordable housing community. This fund will create an endowment that will provide scholarships to high school seniors living in affordable housing that will be attending an accredited college, technical school, or university in the fall of their graduating year of high school.
  Donate Nilah I. Schenck Scholarship Fund
Nilah Schenck was a lifetime Beloit citizen. She was born in 1924 and lived until she was 84. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1943. She worked as a draftsman for Fairbanks Morse. Nilah had a love for art and was an accomplished artist. She sold many of her oil paintings. She was commissioned by many people to paint lampshades for antique lamps as well as various other china pieces. This scholarship was established out of her desire to leave behind a legacy to help students with a desire to pursue a career in art or art education.
  Donate Noah Morris Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Noah Morris Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to honor the brief but rewarding life of Noah Morris. Noah was tragically killed in an automobile accident near his home on July 28, 2012. Noah would have been a junior at Clinton High School where he was active in football and basketball. Noah’s true passion was exhibiting swine. He attended shows locally and across the United States. Noah touched many people with his big heart and amazing smile. This annual scholarship will be awarded to those recipients who share his passion for showing pigs and wish to pursue a career in agriculture. It is our hope Noah’s dreams will make the scholarship recipient’s dreams come true as well.
  Donate Pohl Family Scholarship Fund
The Pohl Family Scholarship was created to honor the lives of Jack and Kathy Pohl. This scholarship was created after the death of Jack Pohl to support the education of students interested in pursuing a degree or a certificate at a community or technical college. The students must demonstrate hard work, loyalty and determination which are all qualities Jack and Kathy possessed and instilled in their children.
  Donate Raymond Schoenfield Media/Journalism Scholarship Fund
Raymond Schoenfield taught English and Journalism and was advisor to the school newspaper for 36 years at Beloit Memorial High School. During his tenure, The Increscent received many recognitions including: the Quill and Scroll Society and the National Press Association All American School Newspaper Awards. From 1965 to 1974, under his direction, the school newspaper was rated by the Associated Press as the Best School Newspaper in the State of Wisconsin. It is in his name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Reverend Kermit R. & Helen May Olsen Scholarship Fund
Reverend Kermit Olsen was a long-time minister of the First Baptist Church of Beloit. Reverend Olsen was a strong believer in education and encouraged young people to get as much education as possible. It is in his and his wife’s name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Rex and Mary Thomson Science Scholarship Fund
Rex Thomson was a teacher in Beloit Public Schools for 36 years. He taught science and biology at Roosevelt Junior High School and Aldrich Junior High School. He received many awards for his teaching excellence during his career including teaching scholarships from the National Science Foundation. His wife, Mary Thomson, was also an elementary teacher in the Stateline Area, and established this scholarship in 1996.
  Donate Robert E. Hurley Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in memory of Robert E. Hurley, Beloit Police Officer.
  Donate Roger & Grace Sorenson Scholarship Fund
Roger and Grace Sorenson were dedicated to assisting and encouraging students to attend post-high school educational institutions. This scholarship is given to students who have the potential to succeed in a broad field of post-high school education programs. It is in their names that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Rose Hoffmann Scholarship Fund
Rose Hoffmann was a teacher in the Commercial Department at Beloit Memorial High School from 1924 – 1958. She was dedicated to the preparation of the students who were entering the business world. It is in her name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Sara Kern Cajamarca Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sara Elizabeth Kern Cajamarca, born in 1975, was raised in Beloit, Wisconsin by her loving parents, Richard and Donna Kern. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in June of 1993 and then went on to study education and Spanish at the University of Minnesota. Her studies included a semester in Venezuela and work towards a master’s degree in English as a second language. In 1998 she married her husband, Tobias Cajamarca, and began working as an ESL teacher in Minnesota. Sara found great pleasure in staying very active and in discovering new things. She enjoyed learning about other cultures and languages and made volunteering in her community and serving others a priority. She was a very kind and generous person with a warm smile and fun spirit who cherished her relationships with family and friends. Sara was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2000 and spent the following two years battling this cancer with unwavering strength and a positive attitude; sadly, passing away in July of 2002. This scholarship was created to remember the beautiful and thoughtful person that Sara was by giving back to a community she loved in hopes of continuing to help others as she joyfully did in her 27 years.
  Donate Schlichting Firefighter Scholarship Fund
In August of 1980, at the age of 29, Larry Schlichting became a firefighter with the Janesville Fire Department. He and Christine had two young sons at the time, three-year old Ben, and eight-month old Brady. Because of his strong desire to become a firefighter Larry took a cut in pay of nearly 30% to join the Department. While on the job he attended classes at Blackhawk Technical College to get his fire science degree. When Larry retired at the end of December of 2004 at the rank of Captain, it was with mixed emotions; he truly loved his life as a firefighter. Larry left the fire department to embark on a new adventure, traveling the USA with Christine in their motor home. Unfortunately, Larry passed away at age 53 in June of 2005 while hiking Quandary Mountain in Colorado. Firefighting must have run in the Schlichting blood. Larry’s father, Howard Schlichting, had been a firefighter with the City of Beloit for almost twenty-four years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1986. Howard passed away in August of 2004 at age 73, just ten months before Larry. This scholarship is in memory of Larry and Howard and is for students with a strong desire to become a firefighter.
  Donate South Beloit Future of Health Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship Fund was established by the Health Advisory Committee (HAC) of South Beloit School District in 2000. It is intended for a graduate of South Beloit High School that is pursuing a degree in a health related field. Preference will be given to current graduating seniors.
  Donate Students of Color Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been established to encourage students of color to attend a post-high school educational institution. It is given to one who is prepared to enter an accredited college following their High School Graduation.
  Donate The Cheryl Metcalf Teaching Career Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship was established by Cheryl and Mike Metcalf. Mrs. Metcalf (Cheryl Henthorn) is a 1970 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1964, she pursued a career in public education. Her responsibilities have included teacher, principal, director of special programs, assistant superintendent, curriculum consultant and mentor to new principals. She earned her advanced degrees from Northern Illinois University. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in education.
  Donate Tim McKearn Scholarship Fund
The Tim McKearn Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Tim McKearn.
  Donate Walter A. & Joyce F. Scholten Health Careers Scholarship Fund
Dr. Walter Scholten and Joyce F. Scholten moved to Beloit in 1959. Dr. Scholten was an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Beloit Clinic until his retirement in 1995. Joyce was a registered nurse prior to becoming a full-time homemaker. She remained a dedicated healthcare volunteer. Both Dr. and Mrs. Scholten supported various healthcare organizations throughout their lives including the Beloit Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Rock County Medical Society, and Beloit Regional Hospice. They pursued knowledge and supported higher education. This scholarship is given in their names.
  Donate Walter & Ida Foy Scholarship Fund
Ida D. Foy came to Beloit in 1951 and lived here for 44 years. She attended Beloit Public Schools and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1967. She was a member of the School Board from 1989-1995 and became President in 1992. She remained President until her death in 1995. Walter passed away January 9, 2015. It is in her and her husband's name that this scholarship is given. It is intended for a senior at Beloit Memorial High School who has demonstrated good citizenship while at school and in the community, and who can describe in a short essay how he/she has achieved a social or economic goal(s) despite obstacles experienced during his/her life.
  Donate Walter & Verdna Leishman Scholarship Fund
Walter and Verdna Leishman were longtime Beloit residents who believed in giving back to the community they loved so much. Upon Walter’s death in 1986, Verdna found herself with time to be more involved with First Baptist Church, Friends of Paul’s Computer Institute, Caritas, Baptist Children’s Home, Beloit Regional Hospice, Good Shepherd Orphanage in Bamenda, Cameroon and Camp Tamarack. Verdna’s estate established this scholarship for non-traditional female students (graduating senior or adult learner) who have graduated from Beloit Memorial, Clinton, or FJ Turner High Schools. Additional criteria includes attendance at a college or technical school.
  Donate William & Elizabeth Freeman Scholarship Fund
The William & Elizabeth Freeman Scholarship is intended for a senior at Beloit Memorial High School who has demonstrated good citizenship while at school and in the community. Desired qualities in the candidate include but are not limited to participation in school and/or community activities, strong academic average, and shows great potential for college. Additional questions are required for review to determine growth and participation throughout high school career, types of community service and volunteerism, depth of financial need, work ethic and promise of future success.
  Donate William H. (Bill) Behrens Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the William H. (Bill) Behrens Memorial Music Scholarship Fund is to recognize a student from Brodhead High School who excels in instrumental music and musicianship and who has participated in music all four years of high school.
  Donate William J. & Lavinia M. Divine Music Education Scholarship
Lavina Divine was active in Treble Clef Music programs since the 1920’s. She remained active in the program until the year before her death in 1999. William Divine greatly appreciated his wife’s love of music and wanted to preserve this musical memory through this scholarship. It is in her name that this scholarship is given.
  Donate Wong Family Asian Scholarship Fund
The Wong Family Asian Scholarship was established by the Wong Family to honor Charles and Yee Shee Wong, the first immigrant Chinese couple to settle in Beloit in 1923. They had seven children, ages 14 years to 18 months, when Charles was tragically shot and killed in 1938. Yee Shee chose to fulfill the dream she and her husband had to offer their children a better life and education in Beloit, rather than return to China with the children. She undertook the seemingly impossible task to raise seven children alone, especially since she was not able to speak English. Armed with her fortitude, all seven of her children graduated from Beloit Memorial High School and all went on to complete college degrees with two achieving doctorate degrees. The eldest son, Gim, except for service time during World War II, lived his entire life in Beloit and held many community leadership positions. Because of their contributions to the Beloit Community, Yee Shee Wong and Gim Wong are enshrined in the Beloit Historical Society Hall of Fame. The Wong Family Asian Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Asian student dedicated to improving her or his life through higher education.
Special Project
  Donate Beloit Meals on Wheels New Building Fund
This fund was created for the construction of a new Beloit Meals on Wheels facility.
  Donate Emergency Response Fund
This fund, initially established to address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain open to respond to future emergency concerns.
  Donate Jeffrey & Judith Adams Fund
The Jeffrey & Judith Adams Fund supports the charitable interests of Jeffrey & Judith Adams.
  Donate Judith H. Adams Fund
The Judith H. Adams Fund supports the charitable interests of Judith H. Adams.
  Donate Pops on the Rocks Fund
The Pops on the Rocks Pass Through Fund supports Beloit's annual 4th of July fireworks display. This fun and fabulous event is primarily funded by individual and corporate donations.
  Donate Rock County SEED Cohort
The National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum is a peer-led professional development program that promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue, and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, educational environments, and communities.
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