Jul 26, 2014

Legacy Guild awards 23 college scholarships

Legacy Guild awards 23 college scholarships

The Legacy Guild, a La Grange-area not-for-profit, has announced its second class of Legacy Guild Scholars.  Twenty-three scholarships – $2,175 each for a total of $50,025 awarded this year – have been presented to students living in Lyons Township District 204 who have had a parent die while being raised in the area.

According to Bob Brogan, La Grange resident and Scholarship Chairman of the Legacy Guild, “We recently had an opportunity to personally meet the Scholars and they are an outstanding group of young men and women.  It was very humbling and bittersweet as we learned about the moms or dads they’ve lost, and also about the strength of each Scholar’s surviving parent.  We’re very proud that the community has come together to support their college education through the Legacy Guild Scholars program.”

New 2014/2015 Legacy Guild Scholars:

  • Nathaniel Buckler of LaGrange, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Kent State

  • Grace Costello of LaGrange Park, ’14 LTHS            graduate attending Heartland Community College

  • Jimmy Cullen of Western Springs, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Univ. of Missouri

  • Jessie Kearns of Countryside, ’14 LTHS graduate attending College of DuPage

  • Amanda Keeve of LaGrange, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Southern Illinois Univ.

  • Camille Lang of LaGrange, ’14 Nazareth graduate attending Marquette Univ.

  • Tracy Lynch of LaGrange Park, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Northern Illinois Univ.

  • Angela Madjer of Indian Head, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Rochester Inst. of Technology

  • Nikolina Madjer of Willow Springs, Sr-PreMed, Loyola University

  • Matthew McCarthy of LaGrange Park, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Univ. of Missouri

  • Maria Niemyjska-Toczek of LaGrange Park, Northern Illinois Univ.

  • Anna Wahlstrom of Brookfield, ’14 LTHS graduate attending Columbia College/Chicago


Year Two Returning Legacy Guild Scholars:
  • Brooke Ballagh, of Western Springs, Soph, University of Iowa

  • Austin Caron of LaGrange Highlands, Soph, Colorado State

  • Conor Donovan of Western Springs, Soph, Marquette University

  • Riley Donovan of Western Springs, Sr, Marquette University

  • Alexander Fisher of LaGrange, Jr, Illinois State

  • Tess Kelley of LaGrange, Jr, Illinois Weslyan

  • Clarice Lang of LaGrange, Sr, Northern Illinois

  • Mireille Murray of LaGrange, Sr, DePaul University,

  • Catherine Nash of LaGrange, Soph, Carthage College

  • John Nicholson of Western Springs, Soph, University of Illinois

  • Kim Sipek of Burr Ridge, Jr, St. Louis University


    Congratulations to Anthony Fisher, an inaugural Legacy Guild Scholar who graduated this spring from Ohio Wesleyan University.  Anthony is now a research associate at Madison Street Capital in Chicago.


    The Legacy Guild was formed in 2012 by a group of men from LaGrange and surrounding areas drawn together after a cluster of sudden and unexpected deaths of some great friends and neighbors.  The Guild formed within weeks of these tragic events to offer support to each other and to transcend our grief and sorrow. Our fellowship group is Christian-based – yet welcomes all religions – and meets regularly to discuss important issues, including how to be a better father, husband, son, brother, neighbor and friend.


    The Legacy Guild Scholars program developed as an extension of these regular meetings.

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