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The Silas Diversity Fund

The Silas Diversity Fund was started by an anonymous donor 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.

Through their experience with their surviving children, the family sees the value in education, specifically Montessori education. The family has also been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement and their vision is to see a Black child with financial need from the Aurora community benefit from the early childhood curriculum provided by FVMS.

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. We are thrilled to be involved with this initiative.

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. All donations, large or small are appreciated because every dollar counts.

Give online: Visit and click here “Donate”

Give by mail: Checks can be made out to Fox Valley Montessori and mailed to:
850 N Commonwealth Ave, Aurora, IL 60506