The Legacy Guild awards $217,500 in college scholarships to 73 local students

By Published On: July 12th, 2023Categories: Press Release
(Western Springs, IL) The Legacy Guild, a local nonprofit, awarded $217,500 in college scholarships to 73 students living in Lyons Township District 204 who have lost a parent. Founded in 2012, the local charity has now provided over $1.7 million in college and trade school scholarships to 241 area students. Checks were presented at the annual Scholars luncheon on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
Each full-time Legacy Guild Scholar was awarded a $3,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years of undergraduate college – a commitment of up to $12,000 per student.
Legacy Guild Board Member and Scholarship Committee chair Brian Dwyer of La Grange Park said, “Scholars and their families have shared with us their appreciation of not just the financial support but the sense of community.”
The Legacy Guild serves all communities within the District 204 boundaries. Current scholars represent Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Highlands, La Grange Park, and Western Springs. The listing of the 2023-2024 recipients can be viewed here.
“We held our 10th annual fundraiser on March 4 and we were humbled by the support.” commented Ryan Williamson, Legacy Guild President. He added, “That event was attended by over 500 people and raised over $235,000 (net), making it our largest and most successful event in history! We are so proud to continue to provide annual scholarships and mentoring to area students.”
Scholars and their families were invited to the annual Scholar luncheon held on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Village Club of Western Springs. In addition to distributing scholarship checks, it was an opportunity for scholars to connect with board members and key guests and learn networking and interviewing tips.
To learn more about The Legacy Guild or its upcoming fundraisers or to make a donation, visit www.TheLegacyGuild.com.
The 12th annual Legacy Guild Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the La Grange Country Club. Further details can be found on our website.