Making An Impact

“The Legacy Guild has offered me much more than a scholarship, it has provided a strong network throughout my years in college, and has extended to present day.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“My son is a recipient of a scholarship and we are so blessed to have received the financial assistance so he could attend the College of DuPage. As a single parent with outstanding student loan debt, the thought of him getting into school debt had overwhelmed me for years.  However, thanks to The Legacy Guild, so far we have been able to move forward without taking any loans.  Your organization is making such a big, positive impact on the future of many families, and for that, I thank you.  May you all be blessed a thousand fold for the work you are doing in these kid’s lives.  No amount of gratitude will ever repay what you have done for my son and my peace of mind.  We are forever indebted to you.  When he becomes a success in his field, he will support The Legacy Guild to impact another child who has lost a parent just the way he was.  Once again, thank you for all you do!” – Legacy Guild Scholar Parent

“I was blessed to be awarded a scholarship and ensure a better future for not only myself, but for my mother as well, who worked tirelessly my entire life to make sure that I never wanted for anything, even after suffering the loss of a parent. I believe that it is possible to change the grieving process into an empowering experience, and I am thankful to The Legacy Guild for showing and supporting me through my journey.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“I am forever grateful for The Legacy Guild. They have opened countless doors for me and my future. I’m proud to say that I am a Legacy Guild Scholar.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“As I look towards my post-grad life this coming year, I couldn’t be more thankful for The Legacy Guild’s group on LinkedIn. I found my summer internship with Interfaith Community Partners through the LinkedIn page, and I am so grateful that the Legacy Guild offers scholars the opportunities to connect with and give back to other non-profit organizations in the area and provide us the opportunities to help further our careers. My networking connections were cut in half when my dad died, and The Legacy Guild stepped in and has gone above and beyond to fill in those missing links that may be available to my peers. I will always be grateful for the financial, personal, and professional support that The Legacy Guild has given me during (and after) my time at college.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“Thank you so very much for your four years of support for my daughter. I truly appreciate the great effort and tremendous generosity behind The Legacy Guild. We will forever be thankful for your kindness and consideration over the past four years.” – Legacy Guild Scholar Parent

“Thank you for the scholarship I was lucky enough to receive. I lost my Dad when I was 12 and I know how much the scholarship helped me and my mom navigate the finances of a four-year college tuition. I am proud to say that I have landed my first job out of college! The Legacy Guild made a big positive difference in our lives. Losing my dad was the worst thing to ever happen to me but with your help it is not something that had to limit me. I know my dad would be so proud of me and that is the best feeling.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“I want to THANK YOU with all of my heart for helping my daughter. With your kindness and support, my daughter is able to continue to learn and grow in her field. She is furthering her education and we appreciate your support.” – Legacy Guild Scholar Parent

“As always, there was an outpouring of advice and support from The Legacy Guild Mentors at the mentoring event.  I am so blessed to have been a part of such an uplifting community since 2015. I look forward to the upcoming events and I am truly grateful!” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“The Legacy Guild has lessened the financial burden of paying for college and I am grateful. While receiving the scholarship funds has me humbled, I am also very grateful for The Legacy Guild for connecting me with other scholars. Over the past year I have been communicating with another scholar, asking about his college experience, getting advice on classes and careers. I think that is what this is really about, creating those connections with other people.  It helps to know that people care, that people are there, ready to listen. When I lost my father, it gave me a new perspective. With The Legacy Guild’s support, I feel that I have become a better person throughout this whole experience and I know my father would be proud.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“Thank you so much for the scholarship. It’s means so much and I know my dad would have been so proud. I’m still so grateful not just for the scholarship but for the community of support and understanding this scholarship offers.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“Thank you all so much for the generous help throughout the years. It was so important to us to be supported by the community.” – Legacy Guild Scholar Parent

“Thank you so much for your generosity to myself and others in our community. It is such a blessing to have a whole network of people who understand and support you and look out for you. Losing my dad to cancer was something I never expected and left my family and I forever heartbroken. But maybe this is good too. It changed me for the better and made me strong. Though he won’t be here to see me go to college, you all at The Legacy Guild will. I will do my very best for both of you. I can never thank you enough but thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  – Legacy Guild Scholar

“As I begin my MBA studies, I am reminded how much The Legacy Guild had an impact on me. The Legacy Guild has provided numerous opportunities for both professional and personal growth as well as providing resources for scholars to attain success in and out of school. I have grown exponentially over the past four years and The Legacy Guild has been there for me every step of the way, so for that I wanted to say a sincere thank you.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“Being able to attend a credible college is a goal for many people including myself. Although, having lost my father a few years before graduating from Lyons Township High School in 2016, this goal did not seem achievable. My loss had not only delivered emotional stress but also a financial strain upon my mother and me. Thankfully, I was awarded a kindhearted scholarship to ensure a better future for myself and my mother, who has worked diligently for as long as I can remember. I am beyond thankful to The Legacy Guild for supporting me through my journey. Because of The Legacy Guild I am motivated to finish my education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on fine art and fashion.  I have learned so much about myself and what I am capable of achieving with the help of The Legacy Guild. The Legacy Guild family has been extremely supportive, providing internship opportunities and mentoring programs. This support is incredibly inspiring and has encouraged me to continue doing what I love.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

“The Legacy Guild has never been all about the monetary reward; and I use “reward” loosely. Scholars are not rewarded for their loss from The Legacy Guild, rather they are heard and understood. The Legacy Guild heard our family’s story and provided the financial assistance we needed. I am forever grateful for that. I want The Legacy Guild to know how grateful I and others are that they take the time to hear, understand, and help us. My father’s loss has left a void in my heart, but it is filled with the pride I felt as a scholar and the pride I feel coming back and helping as a mentor.” – Legacy Guild Scholar

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