My Sister’s Dress Sale raises over $11,000 for Education to Empowerment scholarship program

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation recently teamed up with nonprofit organization My Sister’s Dress to raise funds for scholarships and make prom more affordable for students.

More than 1,000 dresses were donated for this year’s sale. Dresses were priced at just $25 each and accessories were sold for $5.

“We are so grateful for the generosity and partnership of the My Sister’s Dress committee,” said Brian DiBona, executive director of the Friends of MCC Foundation. “Both this event and the scholarship program make a meaningful difference in the lives of students in our community.”

The sale, which happened March 2 at MCC, raised more than $11,000.

The proceeds went to the Education to Empowerment scholarship and mentoring program presented by the Friends of MCC Foundation. Over 1,000 shoppers attended.

Education to Empowerment (E2E) provides $10,000 in funding for each student that can be applied toward tuition, books, and fees for a recipient’s last year at MCC and first year at an accredited four-year institution.

For more information about E2E, visit

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