How to Establish a Scholarship Fund

The creation of a scholarship fund is attractive to many donors and can be structured to benefit students at any education level or for a specific institution. Our staff handles the necessary paperwork and ensures that scholarships are distributed in an equitable manner.

default image

“Michele and I are honored to have the opportunity to honor our father with the living legacy of the Butch Gudat Fund. He would be pleased to see how much the Foundation has given back to the 24 students who have received the scholarships. Plus, he was passionate about fire safety and that’s what our fire prevention grants promote. We are proud of the ultimate sacrifice that he made and want to ensure that his memory lives on through the Gudat Fund.”

– Mike Gudat, Vernon “Butch” Gudat Charitable Fund

November 10, 2018

For more information, please contact Mark Roberts at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois at (309) 674-8730 or by email