McHenry County Chapter 

Join our network of people who want to be invested in empowering nonprofits and improving our communities. No committees, no fundraising, no event planning, no silent auction. We will meet quarterly on the third Wednesday in February, May, August and November.

Each member’s annual commitment is $400.00 with payments of $100.00 per meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Our Next In-Person Meeting is:

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Rescheduled for March 13, 2024

Join us for pizza and fellowship at 6:30pm!
Location: Buddyz Pizza

1138 N Green St, McHenry, IL 60050

Presenting Charities:


We meet on Third Wednesdays once per quarter:

February 14 March 13, May 15, August 21 & November 20

Registration & Fellowship: 6:30-7:00pm
Charity Presentations & Voting: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Buddyz Pizza – 1138 N Green St, McHenry, IL 60050-5703

Any member can nominate a charity in McHenry County that serves the under-resourced and is a designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

For more information, contact:

Jill Payne 847-693-8911 or Sarah VanDerLip (847) 226-6370

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McHenry County

One-to-one mentoring for children and youth

Canines for Comfort

Providing hope & comfort for veterans, children, and our community through companionship with psychiatric service dogs & emotional support animals


Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County is to reduce trauma to child victims of abuse through coordinating a timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary response in reported cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse.


Consumer Credit Counseling of Northern Illinois

Our financial counselors help clients who are struggling financially to find options. A counselor can guide you through debt management, student loan help, housing issues and more. Our financial literacy educational seminars are also invaluable resources for our communities.


Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois

Providing diapers for those who need them most

Lutheran Church Charities Fund

K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry


TLS Veterans

Providing services for veterans in need


Youth and Family Center of McHenry County

Growth for youth and families


Gigi’s Playhouse

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all


Hearts for Hope

Unite as a community to exude compassion and encouragement by delivering care packages to those in need

The Ruth Project

Support for foster and adoptive families and every child in their home


November – Gigi’s Playhouse
August – CASA of McHenry County
May – Rahab’s Daughters
February – Main Stay Farm


November – Ruth Project
February – Teen Mother Choices


November – Safe Families of the Greater Chicagoland
AugustThe Break: Crystal Lake Teen Center
May – Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois
February – Hearts for Hope


February – Nationwide Chaplain Services
June – Luke 3:11 Share Center
November – Our Little Story


February – Home of the Sparrow
May – Refuge for Women
August – Lutheran Church Charities, Northbrook, IL
November – Habitat for Humanity, McHenry County


November 2018 – TLS Veterans

We are excited to announce Gigi’s Playhouse won our grant! We look forward to hearing what amazing things you plan to use the grant for! Gigi’s Mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

We thank Big Brothers and Big Sisters and also our August grant winner Casa of McHenry County.


Photo Gallery

Check out photos from our recent meetings!

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Make Your Quarterly Contribution

If you are unable to attend, the group still depend on your donation commitment to the selected charity. Please be sure to make your contribution by sending a check with another member to the meeting, or mailing a check immediately after the meeting. You can also make a payment to the selected charity through our Community Purse Giving Fund at the National Christian Foundation by clicking the button below.

*Please note: We request that a $3.00 handling fee be added for online credit card donations ($103).
For account transfer donations, there is no fee.