The Silas Diversity Fund was started by an anonymous donor in the Fall of 2020 to honor their child Silas, who died during birth in 2014. To commemorate the significance that Silas's entrance into Kindergarten in 2020 would have meant for their family, they created this fund to keep his memory alive by supporting other children.Donate Today →
Through their experience with their surviving children, the family sees the value in education, specifically Montessori education. The Black Lives Matter movement has had a tremendous impact on this family, and they have a vision to make a positive difference in the lives of Black children with financial need from theAurora community. They want children to benefit from the curriculum provided by FVMS, an opportunity they may not otherwise receive. In 2020, their donation along with other generous donors committing to this scholarship, allowed two children to attend FVMS for the school year.
"It is a joy to hear our children's stories about their day and their learning at Fox Valley Montessori School. Not only do we see worksheets, we hear about songs, nature discoveries, practical-life skills, and other adventures with friends. We appreciate how the FVMS staff values the importance of observation and adaptation based on each child's needs and strengths, and during this year of collaboration with the staff, we have been proud to see our children's growth. Fox Valley Montessori is truly a community that welcomes the whole family, and we are deeply grateful for the generous financial gift that made it possible for us to be a part of this community.”
- 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipient
We are working hard to support and celebrate a diverse school community at FVMS, encompassing many races, beliefs, languages and family culture. We are strongest when we are together, and we strive to strengthen this facet of our school. If you’re looking around at the world today, wondering where to start, and how to make a difference, we invite you to give to the Silas Diversity Fund in memory of Silas, and with bright hope for the future.
Give by mail: Checks can be made out to Fox Valley Montessori and mailed to:
850 N Commonwealth Ave, Aurora, IL 60506