about us

About Us


The R.I.S.E. (Revitalize, Invest, Succeed & Encourage) Up Foundation, a 501(c)3, was filed by Wayne and Amber Jett in 2019 for the purpose of providing funding for projects specifically focused on enhancing the quality of life for children and their families in McHenry, Illinois. Examples include the installation of splash pads or other desired park improvements. Through their extensive community outreach and involvement, Wayne and Amber have identified that an organization like R.I.S.E. Up could serve as the conduit to make possible projects that may not otherwise be possible by linking the public and private sectors in a common vision for the benefit of the McHenry community. The R.I.S.E. Up Foundation is being organized exclusively for charitable, education, religious or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically to fund projects for children and their families as needed in McHenry, Illinois.



In 2024, Rise Up is embarking on an exciting initiative to raise over $400k towards a transformative project: the revitalization of a local park. Our goal is to create a park that is truly inclusive, ensuring that individuals of all abilities can enjoy its amenities. With this initiative, Rise Up aims to construct ADA accessible ramps, swings, and other features that will enable everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, to fully participate and enjoy the park’s offerings. We believe that everyone deserves equal access to public spaces and the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities that promote physical well-being and social connections. By focusing on inclusivity, we aim to break down barriers and create a park where individuals of all ages and abilities can come together, play, and build a stronger sense of community. This project will not only enhance the park’s facilities but also serve as a powerful symbol of our commitment to inclusivity and equality. To achieve our ambitious goal, we invite individuals, businesses, and organizations to join us in this important mission. By donating, volunteering, or spreading the word, you can help us create a park that truly reflects the diversity and inclusivity of our community. Rise Up’s focus for 2024 is not just about building a revamped park; it’s about building a more inclusive society. Together, let’s make a difference and ensure that everyone has access to safe, welcoming, and accessible spaces. Join us in this exciting journey towards creating a park that embraces and celebrates the abilities of all individuals.