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MCED Foundation

  • To Create Educational Opportunities for McHenry County’s workforce of the future.

  • To Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship in ideas, products and processes.

  • To Enhance Career Growth Opportunities for our county’s talent pipeline.

Board of Directors:

Mary Margaret Maule, Exemplar Financial Network – Chairman of the Board

Rich Wenzel, Working World Staffing Inc. – Treasurer

John Kretchmer, First National Bank – Secretary

Jim Ringness, Shaw Media

Pam Cumpata

Norm Kocol

Dave Hubbard

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the MCEDC Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same prices, products and shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization (The MCEDC Foundation).

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile.


How do I select the MCEDC Foundation when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select MCEDC Foundation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

If I represent a charitable organization, how can I learn more about registering my organization for AmazonSmile?

Go to to learn how to register your organization to receive donations.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.