How to Help
Join the committee or help with a project
Work on a benefit or fundraiser
Publicize this website and brochure
Attend the annual awards presentation
Suggest individuals who might contribute
Contribute directly at https://thirdunitarianchurch.breezechms.com/give/online ~ 100% of contributions go to scholar awards, as any expenses are personally covered by church members, including receptions.
Mentor a scholar and offer encouragement through communications
The Austin Scholars was created by Third Unitarian Church 49 years ago, awarding more than 400 Scholars Awards since 1974. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary on May 19, 2024!
Adult professionals who were past recipients have acknowledged the value of the program and have assisted the committee.
Our hope is to maintain contact with recipients – to counsel and encourage, and hear about and learn from their experience in this important next chapter in their lives.
We especially thank the following generous donors ($500 or more) during the past year, listed in order of amount (if same amount, then alphabetical):
Hooper Family Foundation (Keith Hooper, principal)
Winnetka Congregational Church
Unitarian Church of Hinsdale
Unity Temple of Oak Park
Axelrod Memorial Gift
Chew Memorial Gift
Deb Donovan and James Kane Memorial Gift
Kugelard Memorial Gift
Slivinski Memorial Gift
Mena and David Boulanger
Lynne and Charles Gunn