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  • NAMI McHenry pulled me and my diagnosed adult son out of desperation! - Perspective: Family Support and One-on-One Services To put it succinctly…NAMI McHenry pulled me and my diagnosed adult son out of desperation! I don’t even want to think about where, or in what state, we would be without their guidance, compassion, and most of all their advocacy. I believe their success comes from their multi-faceted approach. My son and I have ...
  • A Pandemic. Political unrest. Economic uncertainty. Personal trials. - With so much outside of our control, it’s never been more important to focus on the things we can control. The Community Foundation for McHenry County and NAMI McHenry County are pleased to present “Life Connected,” a series focused on the humanity that unites us, the empowerment of self-care and the gratification of being purposefully engaged in health, life and ...
  • The Community Foundation for McHenry County Announces 2020 Mission Grant Recipients - (Crystal Lake, IL) The Community Foundation for McHenry County (The Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2020 Mission Grant recipients. The generosity of donors enabled The Foundation to distribute $426,000 to 30 charitable organizations who serve our friends and neighbors in McHenry County.  “Resilience was the theme of the 2020 Mission Grant award”, said Deborah Thielen, Executive Director. “It implies ...
  • We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for 2021 – the Jennifer Samson Memorial Scholarship Fund. - Jennifer was a highly active high school student in the visual and performing arts. She played the French Horn with the school orchestra and the Mellophone with the Red Raiders Marching Band. She loved to dance and became an excellent tap dancer. She was gifted with a beautiful singing voice which was a major part of her theatrical performances. She ...
  • Additional $250,000 in Grants Awarded from McHenry County Community COVID-19 Response Fund, totaling $500,000 in grants awarded in two months - The Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry County announces second round of grant recipients (Crystal Lake, IL) While McHenry County confronts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, community members and businesses came together to offer area non-profits a helping hand. The Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry County announced the ...
  • New Board Member Follows in Father’s Footsteps - The Community Foundation for McHenry County Board of Directors Welcomes Cormier (Crystal Lake, IL) While Robert Cormier, Jr., may be the newest member of The Community Foundation for McHenry County’s Board of Directors, he is already quite familiar with their work. Cormier’s father, Robert Cormier, Sr., was a founding member of the Foundation’s board when it first convened in the ...
  • $250,000 in Grants Awarded from McHenry County Community COVID-19 Response Fund - The Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry Awards announce first round of recipients (Crystal Lake, IL) While McHenry County confronts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, community members and businesses came together to offer area non-profits a helping hand. The Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry County announced the first ...
  • The Community Foundation for McHenry County Announces New Board Member - (Crystal Lake, IL) The Community Foundation for McHenry County (The CFMC) is pleased to announce Lizeth Dela Cruz has joined the Board of Directors and will also serve on the BOD Finance Committee. Lizeth (Liz) is a lifelong McHenry County resident. She grew up in Marengo and currently lives in Harvard with her husband and two sons. She is employed ...
  • The Community Foundation for McHenry County is now accepting applications for this year’s college scholarships program - (Crystal Lake, IL) The Community Foundation for McHenry County (The CFMC) is pleased to announce we are currently accepting applications for our 2020-2021 academic scholarship program. High school seniors and college students are invited to apply and have until April 15, 2020 to submit an application for scholarships that will be awarded in May 2020. “As the cost of higher ...
  • The Community Foundation for McHenry County welcomes new Director of Gift Planning - (Crystal Lake, IL) On December 2, 2019, Vickie Drendel joined The Community Foundation for McHenry County as Director of Gift Planning. Vickie was previously Vice President, Advisory Services at Sales Empowerment Group.  Vickie and her husband, James have lived in Crystal Lake for over 30 years. James has owned a business in Huntley for 20 years. They have two grown ...
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