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Thank you for supporting the causes that are so important to the community of McHenry County.

The Community Foundation for McHenry County offers a variety of giving options to help you achieve your charitable goals. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law when no goods or services are exchanged.

On-line donations are accepted on MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, and your personal bank debit card. For special instructions regarding stock donations, please call 815-338-4483.

If you have a special interest area or if your gift is in memory or honor of someone, please indicate that in the “In Honor Of” area of the payment page.

If you have any questions please head over to our contact page or email us at connect@thecfmc.org or give us a call at 815.338.4483

Fund Focus Area
Donate Don Penza Athletic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is designed to support athletic students of Marian Central Catholic High School determined…
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This scholarship is designed to support athletic students of Marian Central Catholic High School determined by FACTS SIS as in need of financial support. There will be no limit on the number of times a student can win the scholarship award during their tenure at MCCHS. Applicants must be enrolled at Marian Central Catholic High School, have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Athletes qualified by FACT SIS as in need of financial support, and award selection will consider the diversity of sports and will not be limited by gender.
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Education
Donate Jennifer Samson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jennifer Samson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to assist a student in achieving a two…
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The Jennifer Samson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to assist a student in achieving a two or four year degree in any area of the Fine Arts. Applicant must be a McHenry County High School graduating student who exhibits a true passion for the Visual and Performing Arts. Preference will be given to an applicant who has participated in any volunteer service and who demonstrates concern for environmental issues.
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Education
Donate McHenry Latino Fund

Created through financial support from McHenry County banks and businesses that work closely with Latino…
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Created through financial support from McHenry County banks and businesses that work closely with Latino Citizens, this fund was established to provide a financial source to grant funds to Latino programs and projects across McHenry County.
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Human Services
Donate Ron Bendis Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to honor Ron Bendis. Ron served honorably as an educator…
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This scholarship fund was established to honor Ron Bendis. Ron served honorably as an educator in District 200 for over 30 years, most notably as assistant principal at Woodstock High School, a position he held for 26 years. While Ron was known and respected by the entire Woodstock High School community, he was especially adept at working with students struggling with significant academic, personal and/or attendance issues, not only keeping them in school, but, in many cases, being a personal guiding hand toward high school graduation and opportunities beyond.
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Education
Donate Mariana Szczesny Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to assist McHenry County high school graduating seniors to…
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The purpose of this fund is to assist McHenry County high school graduating seniors to continue in a higher education program of their choice. Students will be chosen based on their commitment to education and need for financial help.
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Education
Donate Patricia McNamara Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to honor Patricia McNamara. Scholarships are awarded to deserving Cary-Grove graduating…
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This fund was established to honor Patricia McNamara. Scholarships are awarded to deserving Cary-Grove graduating seniors who have chosen to pursue their career through a post-secondary education from either a vocational, trade or community college. Patti would want this scholarship to acknowledge and reward those students exhibiting a strong work ethic, dedication to the surrounding community and a love of life.
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Education
Donate Lorna D. Rowland Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to encourage women to study social sciences and/or social…
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The purpose of this fund is to encourage women to study social sciences and/or social issues and will provide an annual scholarship to a graduating female senior from Wauconda High School.
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Education
Donate LeAnn Golembiewski Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by her family to honor LeAnn (Kazmer) Golembiewski. LeAnn was a…
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This fund was established by her family to honor LeAnn (Kazmer) Golembiewski. LeAnn was a standout basketball player and track-and-field athlete during college and she was also an area teacher and assistant coach. The purpose of this fund is to support the educational pursuits of female, multi-sport athletes from Marian Central Catholic High School.
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Education
Donate Allen Family Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Robert and Georgia Allen to assist Rolling Meadows…
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This fund was established in memory of Robert and Georgia Allen to assist Rolling Meadows High School graduating seniors to continue in a higher education program of their choice.
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Education
Donate Permanent Endowment Fund

Created for donations without designation to maintain the Community Foundation’s grants program, public services and…
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Created for donations without designation to maintain the Community Foundation’s grants program, public services and programs, and some operational support.
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