Gayle M Niggemann Memorial Fund

The Gayle M. Niggemann Memorial Fund was established in September, 2011 to carry on her giving ways in the community. Throughout her 37 years as a Wauconda resident Gayle was involved in a number of athletic organizations including: the Wauconda Area Youth Soccer Club, the Wauconda Chiefs Soccer Club, Lakes Youth Athletics Association, Northern Ice Fastpitch. She also served on the boards of the Wauconda School District Parent Teacher Organization, Wauconda High School Boosters Club, and the Wauconda Fire Protection District. In some small way by building this fund in her name, Gayle M. Niggemann, though gone from this life, is not gone from ours, and will continue to give to the Wauconda Community.

The fund has been established specifically to fund a scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating senior attending Wauconda Community High School to assist with the costs of further education. The award recipient, a student athlete, must demonstrate a commitment to; athletics, academics, and community involvement.

It is the intent of the fund administrators to occasionally make individual grants to organizations and causes within the community when deemed appropriate.

Fund Administrators

  • Jake Niggemann
  • Doug Niggemann
  • Kaiti Niggemann


Scholarship Recipients:

  • 2012 Shawn Sundquist
  • 2013 Ryan Geary
  • 2014 Joseph Lovelle
  • 2015 Madeline Gaschler
  • 2016 Jake Ribich

Grant Recipients:

  • 2016 Stein Family School Supply Drive
  • 2014 Shawn & Jaclyn Yamnitz


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Gayle M. Niggemann Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the link below:


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer. For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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